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Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports

The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.

Roberts will become the second president of the college on June 1 upon the retirement of the co-founding president, the Rev. Robert W. Cook.

Cook greeted the hiring decision of the board of directors by saying, "I am delighted that Dr. Roberts will be the new president and bring his experience, proven leadership, youth and zeal to continue building up Wyoming Catholic College. It is clear that Dr. Roberts fully understands the mission of the college, its fine liberal arts curriculum, and he embraces the unique leadership training program that has been developed here."

Roberts is from Lafayette, La., where seven years ago he co-founded and was the first president and headmaster of John Paul the Great Academy, a co-educational, PK-12 Catholic liberal arts school.

The academy is ranked by the Cardinal Newman Society as one on the top-50 Catholic high schools in the United States and has a distinguished record of vocation discernment.

Roberts received his doctorate in history from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, his master's degree from Virginia Tech University, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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