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Cole to chair United Way

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Johnnetta B. Cole, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., has been named to the board of the United Way of America and will chair the national group’s board in 2004.

Cole, a college and university teacher and administrator for 37 years and a member of the board of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, will be the first black woman to chair the national United Way board.

Formerly president of Spelman College and a professor at Emory University, both in Atlanta, Cole is one of 13 new members of the United Way board.

Other new board members include George Clooney, the actor, director and producer; Pat Mitchell, president and CEO, Public Broadcasting Service; William G. Parrett, managing partner, Deloitte & Touche; Joe Browne, executive vice president of communications and government affairs, National Football League; and David Bronczek, president CEO, FedEx Express.

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