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The board of trustees of the 800-student Lawrenceville School has appointed Elizabeth A. Duffy to be the school's new head master, making her the first female head in the private school's 192-year history.

Elizabeth A. Duffy

Ms. Duffy, 36, is currently the executive director of the Ball Foundation, an education research and development organization based in Glen Ellyn, Ill. She will leave that position in June before taking over as the leader of the Lawrenceville, N.J., boarding and day school, which serves grades 9-12.

She will be the school's 12th headmaster.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has been named the chairman of the Council for Corporate and School Partnerships.

Richard W. Riley

Mr. Riley, 70, a partner in the Greenville, S.C., law firm of Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough, succeeds former Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander, 63, who was elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee in November.

The Atlanta-based Council for Corporate and School Partnerships was established in 2001 to conduct research and forge successful business-school coalitions.

James M. Wile became the international-development director for the International Reading Association last month.

James M. Wile

Mr. Wile, 53, was an associate professor with the teacher education department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been volunteering with the association's Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking project for the past five years.

The Newark, Del.-based International Reading Association provides resources to its 85,000 members around the world to help improve students' reading skills.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 22, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 12, 2003, as People in the News

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