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University of Michigan set to name new president

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan is set to name a new president.

The Board of Regents has called a special session for Friday to vote on the 14th person to lead the Ann Arbor school. A news conference is to immediately follow the vote.

President Mary Sue Coleman announced last year that she would step down when her contract expires this summer. She will leave as Michigan's fourth longest-serving leader.

The 70-year-old Coleman also is the university's first female president.

Coleman was hired in 2002 after seven years as president at the University of Iowa. Her time in Ann Arbor has been marked by significant physical changes to the campus.

A biochemist, she leaves a school that has one of the largest research budgets for a public university in the country.

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