UVM names new president

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UVM names new president

Tue, 01/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The University of Vermont has chosen the most academically oriented of its finalists to become the school’s 25th president.
Daniel Fogel, the executive vice chancellor of Louisiana State University, was named on January 28 to head a state university that has had trouble not only with funding, but with admissions and, most glaringly, with leadership. Since Lattie Coor ruled the campus from 1976 to 1989, the head office has been in flux if not in turmoil.
Coor went to Arizona State University and was succeeded by George Davis. Davis suffered through the takeover of his office by students and a tent city on the green protesting the lack of diversity on campus. He quit after serving less than a year.
Former Governor Thomas Salmon took over until Judith Ramaley was hired as the new permanent president in 1997. Her tenure was punctuated by a men’s hockey hazing scandal, over which she cancelled the second half of the 1999-2000 season. She was forced to resign one year ago. Airline executive Edwin Colodny then assumed the position of interim president until a new president could be found.
Fogel, born January 21, 1948, is also a professor of English. A former high school teacher in Connecticut, he received a PhD from Cornell University in 1976, where he also received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1969. Fogel is an authority on Henry James, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. He started working for LSU in 1976.