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Seidelman appointed Westminster provost

February 16, 2005

The Associated Press State & Local Wire

Dr. James "Cid" Seidelman has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Westminster College.

Seidelman originally joined Westminster in 1980 as an economics instructor.

He since has served as director of the economics program, director of the MBA program and for 13 years, as dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business.

Seidelman served as interim provost for the last 18 months.

"In each one of Cid's assignments his contributions to the college have been remarkable. I have no doubt that record will continue," Westminster President Michael Bassis said.

Seidelman received his doctorate in economics from the University of Utah and his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Eastern Illinois University.

Besides Westminster College, he has taught at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, the University of Utah, and the National Defense University.

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