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Thursday, September 17, 2015

EXTRA! EXTRA! RMU NAMES EIGHTH PRESIDENT!

Welcome to this special edition of RMU in the News, with a round-up of the best coverage in the week following Robert Morris University's announcement on Sept. 10 that the university has selected Dr. Christopher Howard as our next president. 

President-Elect Howard sat down with Krista Tippett of On Being to discuss the future visions of higher education. 

It doesn't get much better than this endorsement by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board:
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/09/14/RMU-s-latest-win-The-university-picks-an-impressive-president-elect/stories/201509260009

The Post-Gazette's first-day coverage led off with Dr. Howard's quote from Wayne Gretzky, and WESA's Paul Guggenheimer also picked up on this theme in a great live interview: 

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/09/10/Robert-Morris-University-names-new-president/stories/201509100198

http://wesa.fm/post/robert-morris-president-elect-ready-consult-and-collaborate

The Washington Post was one of dozens of news organizations nationwide that published the Associated Press story about Dr. Howard:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/robert-morris-university-trustees-announce-new-president/2015/09/11/1ce1a980-5875-11e5-9f54-1ea23f6e02f3_story.html

Dr. Howard spoke of his responsibility as a mentor and role model as a university president who is also African American:

http://diverseeducation.com/article/77740/

The Pittsburgh Business Times referred to Dr. Howard as a "Renaissance man":

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2015/09/18/new-rmu-president-true-renaissance-man.html?ana=e_ph_prem&u=owyEu/WIFYzsyPVrPUi3ZOLiRzC&t=1442573454

Other coverage of the president-elect:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9069905-74/howard-president-university#axzz3lOwBrHHc

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2015/09/10/robert-morris-university-names-new-president.html

http://us.vocuspr.com/ViewNewsOnDemand.aspx?Email=potts%40rmu.edu&Date=9%2f12%2f2015+6%3a04%3a03+AM&ArticleID=3077837_58556_269871357

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/09/10/robert-morris-university-names-dr-christopher-howard-its-next-president/

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_d9d38ae7-67ab-5cad-9a66-90c02a8917aa.html

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/robert-morris-university-names-new-president/article_618fb576-57f9-11e5-8f03-3756952a4317.html