For the first time in its 229-year history, Dickinson College will have a female president at its helm.
Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college in Carlisle on July 1. She succeeds William G. Durden, who is retiring after 14 years.
Following an eight-month international search, Roseman was selected by the college's board of trustees from among more than 200 candidates to become the school's 28th president.
Roseman, 53, a native of New Brunswick, N.J., joins an elite but small group of female college presidents, which includes Amy Gutmann at the University of Pennsylvania. Former Temple University president Ann Weaver Hart, who left in June to become president of the University of Arizona, will be replaced in January by Indiana University senior vice president Neil D. Theobald.