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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON TO INAUGURATE PRESIDENT ELLIOTT

 AKRON, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Peggy Gordon Elliott, a nationally recognized advocate for urban universities, will be inaugurated today as the 13th president of The University of Akron (UA).
 The inauguration will begin with a 3:30 p.m. formal processional from the Polymer Science Building to E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for the 4 p.m. ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by a campus picnic.
 Elliott became the 13th president of The University of Akron on Aug. 1, 1992. Since coming to UA, she has instituted a new weekend program to serve a growing majority of students juggling families and jobs with classes. She also has streamlined the administrative structure and enhanced student services.
 In December, Elliott was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She is frequently invited to testify in Washington on higher education issues that include academic excellence, student financial aid, access, and the importance of urban university partnerships for economic development and public school reform.
 In 1991, she testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Post-Secondary Education to recommend funding of legislation dealing with continuing education and urban outreach efforts. Referring to urban colleges and universities as the nation's "asphalt aggies," she told congressional representatives that these institutions can do for today's technology and information age what the land grant institutions did to transform rural America.
 Her new book, "The Urban Campus: Preparing for a New Century," is due out in November as part of the American Council on Education's higher education series.
 Prior to coming to Akron, Elliott was chancellor and chief executive office of Indiana University Northwest from 1984 to 1992. She joined the Indiana University faculty in 1965 as an English instructor and rose through the ranks to become the second woman chancellor in the Indiana system's 175-year history.
 The University of Akron was founded in 1870 as a private liberal arts college, became a tax-supported municipal university in 1913, and joined Ohio's public higher education system in 1967. It is the 43rd- largest university in the country, with the third-largest main campus enrollment in Ohio.
 UA is recognized for having the largest academic polymer program in the world. The renowned Ohio Ballet is in residence on campus, and UA's Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has been described as the best in the country by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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 /CONTACT: Cyndee Ramsthaler of The University of Akron, 216-972-7820/


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