LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Transylvania University has named Seamus Carey as the 26th president at the institution in central Kentucky.
Carey, who comes from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where he serves as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was named a finalist last month for the position at the Lexington school.
William T. Young Jr., chairman of Transylvania's Board of Trustees, said Carey was chosen because of his "dedication to the liberal arts and his academic and administrative experience."
Media report that Carey says he is "honored" by the appointment. He is expected to start in the role on July 1.
The former president at Transylvania, R. Owen Williams, resigned last year shortly after a no-confidence vote by the faculty.