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New Beloit College president announced

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Gazette Staff
February 12, 2009
— The next president of Beloit College is an economist with 27 years of teaching and leadership experience in liberal arts education, the college announced Wednesday.

H. Scott Bierman will become the 11th president of the 163-year-old Beloit College on July 1.


Bierman was picked from an international pool of candidates following a six-month search, according to the news release.


Bierman since 2005 has served as dean of Carleton College, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the nation. He joined the faculty and was named chair of the economics department in 1991.


Bierman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. His fields of interest include economics of the public sector, industrial organization, game theory and experimental economics. He is the co-author of a book on game theory.


Bierman succeeds John E. Burris, who was Beloit College president from 2000 until 2008. Burris left Beloit College to be president of the Burroughs Welcome Fund in Raleigh, N.C.


Dick Niemiec, a former Beloit College trustee and retired executive, had served as interim president.



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