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Lori Bettison-Varga named new president of L.A. County's Natural History Museum

Lori Bettison-Varga named new president of L.A. County's Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has picked Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College in Claremont, as its next president. In announcing Bettison-Varga's hiring Wednesday, the Natural History Museum became one of the few large Southern California cultural institutions to have a woman follow another woman as its top executive. The choice of Bettison-Varga also follows a tradition of putting a scientist in charge. Raised in Long Beach, she was a professor of geology for 17 years before veering into administrative jobs at small liberal arts colleges starting in 2007. She has led Scripps, a women's college of about 1,000 students, since 2009. ESSENTIAL...

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