Saint Louis University has a new president. Fred Pestello has been introduced as the successor to Reverend Lawrence Biondi, who retired in September. The college board of trustees selected Pestello Thursday.
He's been president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York since 2008. Pestello will be the first SLU president in nearly 200 years who is not a member of the clergy.
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