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The Observer names next managing editor

Sam Davis | Thursday, February 3, 2005

Pat Leonard has been hired to oversee The Observer’s editorial operations in 2005-06, incoming Editor in Chief Claire Heininger announced Wednesday. Heininger also said that current business manager Michael Flanagan will be retained at his current position for the rest of the semester.

Leonard will serve as managing editor and his appointment is effective March 14.

As managing editor, Leonard will be responsible for assisting the editor in chief in overseeing The Observer’s editorial departments. He also plans to oversee technological upgrades and writing improvements.

“I look forward to helping provide the leadership and the vision necessary to continue the tradition of excellence at The Observer,” he said.

Leonard, a junior American Studies major and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy minor, is currently an Associate Sports Editor. He began working at The Observer as a sports reporter his freshman year and has since covered various beats including women’s swimming, men’s lacrosse, football and men’s basketball.

Leonard is originally from Philadelphia, Penn. and lives in Dillon Hall.