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Mason, overlooked for top job, might leave Purdue


¢ A story in the [Purdue Journal and Courier][1] says former Kansas University dean Sally Mason likely won't stick around as provost of Purdue now that she was passed over for its president job.In the week after Purdue announced that someone else would lead the university, Provost Sally Mason won't talk about any interest in other university president jobs.But a number of factors point to her likely departure from Purdue.Mason, provost since 2001, was passed over for the president's job here when University of California Riverside Chancellor France Córdova was named to that post Monday. But Bill Funk, the search expert who helped Purdue in its president search, said Mason is a rising star."Sally is a very high-profile presidential candidate," Funk said. "It's only a matter of time. It's not a question of if, it's a matter of when and where."_¢ A 99-year-old KU graduate and longtime Fort Worth-area social worker is profiled in this brief [column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.][2]_Miss Beckwith, a longtime social worker and active member of the Methodist church, has a long list of firsts in her years of service in six cities and five states.She was the first African-American to graduate from Kansas State Teachers College (in 1931) and the first to receive a diploma from the National College of Christian Workers (now St. Paul Theological Seminary) in Kansas City, Mo. She would receive a master's degree from Temple University in 1948 and a master's of social work from the University of Kansas 10 years later.__Although today she is sometimes mistaken for a Cuban or Mexican or Italian because of her fair skin, Miss Beckwith always knew that she was black. [1]: http://www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070513/NEWS0501/705130348/1152/NEWS [2]: http://www.star-telegram.com/245/story/99782.html


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