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Shorter University president says he'll retire

ROME, GA. (AP) - Shorter University President Harold E. Newman says he plans to retire within two years.

Newman's contract continues through June 2012. He's been at the northwest Georgia college for 25 years and has been president since 2006.

He says he will stay on as president while the university searches for a replacement.

Newman says he'll be 71 by the time his contract expires and that the university must plan for the future.

Trustee chairman Nelson Price will appoint a presidential search committee.

Information from: Rome News-Tribune, http://www.romenews-tribune.com

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