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Anne H. Hopkins, Miami Provost, accepts presidency in Florida

11/02/1998

OXFORD, Ohio -- Anne H. Hopkins, Miami University provost and executive vice-president for academic affairs, has accepted a position as president of the University of North Florida.

"Hopkins was selected because of her outstanding qualities as a scholar, a teacher, a concerned citizen and a dynamic leader," said Florida Chancellor Adam Herbert, who visited each of the campuses of the four finalists.

"In her four years as provost, Anne Hopkins had made many positive contributions to Miami University," said Miami President James C. Garland. "She has shown integrity and a commitment to high standards, to greater institutional diversity, and to bettering her university. I am sorry, of course, to lose an effective leader to another institution. However, the University of North Florida is a strong, fast-growing institution and its presidency presents an outstanding career opportunity for Anne. Having one of our senior administrators chosen for such a position makes all of us at Miami proud and we all wish Anne well as she assumes her new role."

Hopkins, who was named Miami's provost in December 1994, will begin her presidency at the University of North Florida early next year.

She came to Miami from the University of Minnesota, where she was vice-president for arts, sciences, and engineering. She has held positions as vice-provost of the University of Tennessee and chair of the political science department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Hopkins earned her bachelor's, master's and doctorate in political science at Syracuse University.

University officials have not named an interim provost.

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