Hamilton College has a new president.

Following a nine-month search, 60-year old David Wippman was introduced as Hamilton's 20th president today.  Wippman, who is a recognized authority on international law, is currently dean of the University of Minnesota Law School.

He says one of the issues he's looking forward to addressing as president is diversity on the Clinton campus.

Wippman says the issues on diversity and inclusion have been raised on college campuses across the country and it's important those issues be addressed.

Wippman will succeed Joan Hinde Stewart, who retired in June after 13 years as president.  His appointment is effective July 1st of next year.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX