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Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D. Named Ninth President of Champlain College

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The Champlain College Board of Trustees has announced Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D. as the ninth President of Champlain College. Dr. Akande will assume the role effective July 1, 2020.

Named one of the city’s “Most Influential Leaders” by the St. Louis Business Journal, Dr. Akande is an accomplished economist and scholar educator, as well as a recognized civic and business leader.  Akande currently serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs–Africa, and the Associate Director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.

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