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Idaho man picked to head Rhodes Scholar program

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 19 2012 05:24:06 AM MST
BOISE, Idaho -

The board that oversees one of the world's most prestigious academic scholarships has picked an Idaho resident to lead the program for the next five years.
On Tuesday, 51-year-old Charles Conn of Ketchum was selected to be the next Warden of Rhodes House, which is affiliated with the Rhodes Scholarship program. Conn has lived in Ketchum for 10 years, has served on the Ketchum City Council and helped found the local food bank.
Conn - selected to be a Rhodes Scholar in 1983 - says he is honored to serve and have an opportunity to give back to the program, which is nearing its 110th anniversary.
Winners of the scholarship are provided expenses for up to four years of study at Oxford University in England.