TEANECK (AP) — A high-ranking official at Fairleigh Dickinson University has been named the school's next president.

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano (FDU)

The university's Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Christopher Capuano on Monday.

Capuano will serve as president-elect during the 2015-2016 academic year, then become the University's eighth president in July 2016, when current President Sheldon Drucker will retire.

The 57-year-old Capuano now serves as the school's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Capuano said he was "deeply honored" to become the school's next president.

Capuano earned his doctorate in biopsychology and holds two master's degrees from the Graduate and University Center of the City University of New York. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from Purdue University.


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