Notre Dame of Maryland University announced Thursday that a New Jersey liberal arts college provost known for her research on domestic violence will be its new president.
Marylou Yam, currently provost at Saint Peter's University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Jersey City, N.J., will take over the post at the North Baltimore school on July 1.
In a statement, Notre Dame officials said Yam played a key role in Saint Peter's transition from a college to a university. They said she exemplifies Notre Dame's mission of preparing leaders to transform the world as well as its active and longstanding commitment to social responsibility.
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