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Cornell College names new President

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MT. VERNON (KWWL) -- Cornell College has named Jonathan Brand as it's 15th President effective July 1, 2011.

Brand replaces Les Garner who left in June to become President and CEO of the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation.

Brand is currently the President of Doane College, a liberal arts college in Nebraska with campuses in Crete, Grand Island and Lincoln.  He has held that position for five years.

Before Doane, Brand served as Special Assistant and Counsel to the President and Vice-President of Institutional and Budget Planning at Grinell College.

Brand earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, his Master of Arts degree in French Literature from the University of Michigan in 1990 and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University in 1996.

President-elect Brand and his wife, Rachelle LaBarge, will be formally introduced later this year.

The Brands have two children, Madeleine, age 15, and Ethan, age 13.

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