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Keohane to step down in 2004

Duke University President Nan Keohane has announced her intention to step down in June 2004, after informing the full Board of Trustees Saturday, March 1.

Robert Steel, vice chair of the Board of Trustees, will lead the search committee for her successor. Keohane, 62, has served as Duke's president since July 1, 1993, when President Emeritus Keith Brodie stepped down.

Keohane currently plans to take a year sabbatical with her husband Robert Keohane, James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, before resuming her academic career. Before assuming the Duke presidency, Keohane served in the same capacity at Wellesley College from 1981 to 1993. After earning an undergraduate degrees from Wellesley in 1961 and advanced degrees from Oxford University and Yale University, she later served as a political science professor at Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.

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