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New president named at Ave Maria University

Posted at 1:40 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 13:40:10-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- We now know who will be the new president at Ave Maria University in 2020.

Friday, the board of trustees announced the election of Christopher Ice as the third president of the university. He currently serves as chief executive officer of "Catholic Charities of Kansas City-Saint Joseph" in Missouri.

He will begin his presidency on January 1st.

Last year, Jim Towey announced plans to step down. He's been the president since 2011.

During his tenure, enrollment has grown more than 70% and more than $80 million has been raised.