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Friends University names new president

T.J. Arant will become the 13th president in Friends University's history.
T.J. Arant will become the 13th president in Friends University's history. Courtesy photo

WICHITA — Friends University has named T.J. Arant as its new president.

Arant, executive vice president of Mount Olive College in North Carolina, will become the 13th president in Friends' history. The school was founded in 1898.

He will replace Biff Green, who will retire on June 30 after a 20-year career at Friends.

"Finding new ways to serve the Friends University mission and moving it to the next tier will be my focus," Arant, 55, said in a statement. "In many areas, the university is ready to achieve regional and national recognition. I can't wait to begin working with the Friends' community as a team to expand the university's draw and reputation."

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