Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley to lead Touro University in Nevada, California

Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley is taking on a new job as CEO and senior provost of the Touro College and University System in Nevada and California.

The Jewish-sponsored institution made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Established in 1970 to focus on higher education for the Jewish community, Touro has more than 19,000 students on 32 campuses in five countries. The non-profit university concentrates on health care and education programs.

Dr. Alan Kadish, the chief executive and president of Touro, said the university conducted a national search to find someone to lead its Western Division.

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