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University of Alabama chooses Michigan dean as new provost

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama is selecting the University of Michigan’s pharmacy dean as its next provost. 

The Tuscaloosa campus announced the appointment of James T. Dalton on Monday. He’ll start work on Aug. 1, pending approval by University of Alabama system trustees.

As provost and executive vice president, Dalton will be in charge of academics on the 38,000-student campus. University President Stuart Bell hails Dalton for his leadership experience, academic credentials and entrepreneurial accomplishments.

Dalton replaces Kevin Whitaker, who served as provost since January 2017.

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