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Duke U. gives Brodhead 5 more years as president

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke University’s trustees want Richard Brodhead to stay the school’s presidents for another five years.

The private Durham university’s board of trustees met over the weekend and voted to extend Brodhead’s tenure. Brodhead came to Duke in 2004 from Yale University.

Retired Hospital Corporation of America chief executive officer Jack Bovender led a committee that reviewed Brodhead’s work and collected feedback from students, faculty and national higher education leaders. He led a $300 million fundraising campaign and launched a civic engagement program since coming to Duke.

Brodhead has made globalization a major priority by overseeing the creation of a graduate medical school in Singapore and a campus bearing the Duke name in China.

Trustees also adopted a $2 billion operating budget for includes money for faculty and staff merit raises.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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