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July 8, 2010
Contact: Timothy Willard
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Dr. John Bravman Elected Board Member of the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Dr. John C. Bravman, President of Bucknell University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective July 1, 2010. He was elected to a three-year term during CHEAís annual board meeting, held April 26-27, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Bravman began his duties as the 17th President of Bucknell University on July 1, 2010. Previously, he served as vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University. During the past 11 years, Bravman held a variety of academic and administrative positions and appointments at Stanford, dean of the freshman-sophomore residential college, which he founded in 1999, department chair, research center director and senior associate dean in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering.

Dr. Bravman received his Bachelorís, Masterís and Doctoral degrees from Stanford in Materials Science and Engineering.

The CHEA Board of Directors is composed of chief executive officers from degree-granting institutions, joined by other institutional representatives and public members. The board and executive committee meet three times each year.

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