Vincent Price elected as 10th president of Duke University

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Vincent Price was elected as 10th president of Duke University, the school announced Friday.

Duke’s Board of Trustees selected Price Friday morning who has served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009.

He also served a Penn as the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and professor of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences.

The 59-year-old will take over for Richard Brodhead July 1.

Brodhead is stepping down after serving 13 years at Duke’s president.

“I could not be more pleased with this decision, for Vince Price has demonstrated throughout his distinguished academic career the type of strong, effective and enlightened leadership which will ensure that Duke has a worthy successor to Dick Brodhead,” said David Rubenstein, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees.

Price, along with his wife Annette, will be present at Penn Pavilion on Duke’s West Campus where he will be introduced.

“I am deeply honored to be a part of this most dynamic university, and I look forward to working with our faculty, students, staff, alumni and many friends around the world,” Price said.

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