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Judson University has selected the seventh president in its 50-year history, officials announced Friday. Gene C. Crume Jr. will begin his tenure April 7 as president-elect of the private Christian university in Elgin. After a transition period, he will take on the role of president on May 10. “We are excited by the diverse leadership experiences, exceptional organizational gifts and vital Christian commitment that Dr. Crume will bring to the Judson community,” Judson board Chairwoman Carol Thompson said in a news release.