Ronald Champagne

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Ronald O. Champagne

Ronald Oscar Champagne (born 1942) is an American higher education administrator. On August 25, 2010, he became the president of Roger Williams University on an interim basis.[1] Previously he served as president of Saint Xavier University from 1982 to 1994 and as interim president of Shimer College from 2007 to 2008 and Merrimack College from 2008 to 2010.[2]

Champagne was born in Rhode Island.[2] He holds a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and master's degrees from Fordham University and Catholic University of America.[1] He earned his Ph.D. at Fordham in the foundations of mathematics and physics. He was the first member of his family to attend college.[2]

On February 29, 2012, Champagne was named interim president of Elmira College, effective July 1 of that year.[3] In September 2015 Champagne stepped down from the interim president position at Elmira College. The college's trustees announced that Champagne would be succeeded by new interim president Norman Smith. [4]

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  1. ^ a b "RWU names Ronald Champagne interim chief, still searches for permanent leader". Providence Business News. 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Russell Contreras (2008-09-04). "Champagne takes the reins at Merrimack College". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ G. Jeffrey Aaron (2012-02-29). "Elmira College names Ronald Champagne as interim president". Elmira Star-Gazette. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Champagne steps down as Elmira College president". Retrieved 2016-06-27. 

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