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Agnes Scott College president released from hospital

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Agnes Scott College president released from hospital

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Leocadia “Lee” I. Zak, was installed as Agnes Scott College's ninth president. Photo provided by Agnes Scott.


Decatur, GA — Agnes Scott College President Leocadia I. Zak has been released from the hospital, the college announced on Aug. 18.

On July 24, the college announced she tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to Emory University Hospital.

“President Leocadia I. Zak was released from Emory University Hospital on Monday, Aug. 10,” a spokesperson for the college said. “She is resting comfortably at home and continuing to recover from COVID-19. Friends are encouraged to share their well wishes via her Kudoboard, or to mail cards to Agnes Scott College, Office of the President, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.”

Zak took over as president of the college in 2018. Prior to joining Agnes Scott, was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010 to serve as the director of U.S. Trade and Development Agency, an independent federal agency that advances economic development in middle-income countries.

Editor’s note: Agnes Scott College is a financial supporter of Decaturish.com

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