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George H. Hanford, president of the College Board, says he will end his 30-year career with the organization, effective next August or as soon as a new president is named.

Mr. Hanford, who became president of the board in 1979 after serving in a variety of executive roles, was cited by trustees for his leadership in projects to improve secondary education and to broaden educational opportunities for minority students. John T. Casteen 3rd, president of the University of Connecticut and vice chairman of the College Board, will lead the search for Mr. Hanford's replacement.

The College Board, a nonprofit membership organization, administers the nation's largest student- and professional-testing programs as well as publishing and research projects in education.


Stating that the presidency of the American Federation of Teachers demands his full attention, Albert Shanker has stepped down as president of New York City's United Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest union local.

Mr. Shanker had led the 85,000-member local for the past 21 years. Since 1974, he has also been president of the aft, the uft's 610,000-member parent organization.

In announcing his retirement, Mr. Shanker said that his aft duties had "become so demanding that I can't any longer do both jobs as they ought to be done."

According to uft officials, the local's executive board was expected this week to select Sandra Feldman, secretary and executive director of the union, to serve out Mr. Shanker's two-year term, which expires in June 1987.


The board of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association, the nation's largest organization of private schools, has elected Sister Catherine T. McNamee its first woman president.

Sister Catherine, dean of the Dexter Hanley College at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, has previously been president of the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, and of Trinity College in Burlington, Vt. She will assume the presidency of the ncea in July upon the scheduled retirement of Msgr. John F. Meyers, who has held the post since 1972.

The ncea's members include 7,900 elementary and secondary schools.

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