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Missouri law school dean to lead Syracuse Univ.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Newly appointed Syracuse University chancellor Kent D. Syverud (SIHV'-uh-rood) says he's truly honored and has vowed to take full advantage of the opportunity.

Syverud said in an acceptance speech Thursday at Hendricks Chapel on campus that he means to make the most of his new job.

Syverud, dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, was selected from among 270 candidates as Syracuse's 12th chancellor and president in a unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon by the college's board of trustees. He will succeed Nancy Cantor, who will become chancellor of Rutgers University's Newark, N.J., campus on Jan. 1.

Syverud will start at Syracuse in mid-January.

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