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Suffolk University names new president

Suffolk University has appointed a new leader with a mandate to transform the Beacon Hill school.

The private school’s Board of Trustees tapped James McCarthy as its new president tonight, succeeding David Sargent, whose 21-year reign ended with his abrupt resignation in 2010 amid an outcry over his $1.5 million salary, one of the highest among college presidents nationwide.

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