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Southeast Missouri State names new president

Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1, the university said Wednesday. Vargas-Aburto has been acting president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since July. He was among four finalists for the vacancy created with the retirement of Kenneth W. Dobbins, who has been president since 1999. Vargas-Aburto had been Kutztown University's chief academic officer since 2006 prior to becoming acting president. Southeast Missouri State has about 12,000 students and is based in Cape Girardeau, with satellite campuses in other southeast Missouri communities. Vargas-Aburto, in a release, called Southeast "an outstanding university...

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