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    Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. Statement On New BIG EAST Commissioner


    June 26, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. released the following statement today:

    "I am truly excited about the hiring of Val Ackerman as the new Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference. Val is the consummate professional. As a former student-athlete at the collegiate level, she knows and understands both basketball and college sports. As a lawyer and sports executive, she brings the experience gained from running a professional basketball league. She has the perfect background and skill set to thrive in this position, and I believe she is the right person to lead the BIG EAST into a new era of prominence and prosperity."

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