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Champlain College Names New President

Champlain College announced Friday that its board of trustees has named Donald J. Laackman as the new president of the Burlington-based college.

Laackman will replace current president David Finney, who is retiring in June.

The newly-named president will join Champlain from Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, where he has been president since 2011. Before that, Laackman worked for Civic Consulting Alliance, a group that aided Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's transition to power.

Laackman will take over as Champlain's president on July 1, 2014.