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Clarkson University President Tony Collins. Source: Clarkson University
Clarkson University President Tony Collins. Source: Clarkson University

Clarkson U. president nominated for seaway panel

POTSDAM, N.Y. (AP) President Barack Obama is set to nominate the president of Clarkson University for the advisory board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

The government-owned corporation operates and maintains the St. Lawrence Seaway between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie.

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The five-member advisory board is appointed by the president to review the corporation's policies and make recommendations.

Collins said Friday he's honored by the nomination and views the seaway as a "globally significant strategic asset" for international trade and recreation. 

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