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Sweet Briar College President to Head Carnegie Museums

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The president of a small Virginia college has been picked as the first woman to head the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Jo Ellen Parker announced her resignation from Sweet Briar College on Tuesday and will join the 120-year-old museum system on Aug. 18.

The system consists of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Parker had served as president of the private liberal arts college for women in Virginia since July 2009.

She replaces David Hillenbrand to become the 10th president of the museum system. The Carnegie Museums have a combined operating budget of roughly $66 million and attract nearly 1.3 million people annually through exhibits, educational and outreach programs.

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