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University of Minnesota Names First Female President

The school's governing board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a five-year contract for Joan Gabel.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ University of South Carolina Provost Joan Gabel has been named the first female president in the 167-year history of the University of Minnesota. The school’s governing board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a five-year contract for Joan Gabel. She’ll earn $640,000 annually. She’ll become the university’s 17th president next July 1. The Board of Regents earlier this…