- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s Georgian Court University has appointed its first man as president in its 107-year history.

La Salle University provost and academic affairs vice president Joseph Marbach will also be the Lakewood-based Catholic school’s first lay president.

Marbach will succeed Sister Rosemary Jeffries, who will step down after 14 years in June.

Trustees chair Lesa Lardieri-Wright says in a statement that Marbach is a “proven leader, a respected scholar and an entrepreneurial-minded administrator with a lifelong commitment to Catholic higher education.”

The married 53-year-old Florence resident has three children.

Georgian Court was founded by the Sisters of Mercy on an estate that once belonged to financier George Jay Gould. The formerly all-female school became coeducational in 2013. It had 1,621 undergraduate and 687 graduate students in the fall semester.

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