LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Elaine Tuttle Hansen, who’s stepping down in July as president of Bates College, says she will begin work at Johns Hopkins University on Aug. 1.

The Baltimore school announced Hansen’s appointment as executive director of its Center for Talented Youth. In that role, Hansen said, she will oversee an organization dedicated to teaching, research and service in the field of gifted education.

During her tenure at Bates, Hansen increased student financial aid and fundraising, developed a plan for facility upgrades and completed a strategic planning process for curriculum, research and student life.

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