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UNI welcomes new president

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The University of Northern Iowa welcomed their new president, William Ruud, tonight at a reception on campus. The University of Northern Iowa welcomed their new president, William Ruud, tonight at a reception on campus.
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The University of Northern Iowa welcomed their new president, William Ruud, tonight at a reception on campus.

UNI alumni and friends packed the McLeod Center for the event.

In his remarks, Ruud stressed his commitment to students.

He said he plans to, "Really get excited about that, go to as many student events as I can, and just remind everybody at the University of Northern Iowa that, you know, 'Students First,' and that was are all about students."

In an open letter posted on UNI's website, he also noted that he was "humbled and honored to be a member of this great university community and the UNI family."

Ruud is the 10th president to lead UNI, succeeding Ben Allen.

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