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By Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 4--Once he's introduced at a news conference today, Tony Atwater may yield some hints about his early plans as the new president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, largest of the 14 state-owned campuses.
Tony Atwater But simply by his presence, the black former Youngstown State University administrator will symbolize something. Atwater's appointment, effective this week, means that for the first time, women and minorities outnumber white males as presidents across the 14 universities belonging to the State System of Higher Education.
It's a share well beyond the national rate for minority college presidencies. It is particularly notable, some say, given the small minority enrollment at most of the State System schools, which generally are located in …