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Roxbury Community College: New leader, last chance

Roxbury Community College’s new president, Valerie Roberson, seems to offer much of what the flailing institution needs.

She understands the link between higher ed and employment: As a vice president at Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Ill., in the 1990s, she supervised the expansion of customized training programs for local employers such as Mitsubishi Motors, Caterpillar, and State Farm Insurance.

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