Associated Press Administrator moving on to D.C.

HELENA (AP) - Matt Quinn announced Thursday he is quitting as president of Carroll College to become the first executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in the Washington, D.C., area.

The small Roman Catholic liberal arts college's board met Friday to discuss appointing an interim president and launching a search for a replacement.

Before taking the Carroll post 11 years ago, Quinn was an administrator at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a graduate school dean at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y.

The foundation said Quinn was chosen from a list of more than 500 candidates considered over six months. It is headquartered at Marshall, Va., and is named after the late Jack Cooke, a businessman and owner of professional sports teams - including the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. It has assets of about $600 million.

"It was Mr. Cooke's wish to award scholarships nationally to students of unusual intelligence, application, deportment and character," the foundation said in a statement.

Quinn is to begin his new job in August.

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