Dalhousie University hires new president from the University of Saskatchewan

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HALIFAX - A vice-president at the University of Saskatchewan has been named the new president of Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Dalhousie says in a news release that Richard Florizone will start his new duties as president of the school in Halifax on July 1.

It says he is currently on secondment with the World Bank from his duties as vice-president of finance and resources at the university in Saskatoon.

He succeeds Tom Traves, who has been president of Dalhousie since 1995.

Dalhousie says Florizone received his doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school says Florizone was the unanimous choice of its search committee to become Dalhousie's 11th president.

Organizations: Dalhousie University, University of Saskatchewan, World Bank Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Saskatoon

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