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George Lavigne Named Manager of Clarkson Inn in Potsdam

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George Lavigne has been named general manager of the Clarkson Inn in Potsdam, N.Y.

George LavigneHe replaces longtime general manager Peggy Snell, who retired earlier this year. 

Lavigne has more than 25 years of hotel and resort management experience. He has worked in hotels around the world, including Bora Bora, the Dominican Republic, and France. He is also a master chef with training at some of the top restaurants in France, as well as in the palace of the Shah of Iran. 

"I am very happy to be part of this vibrant university community," said Lavigne. "I look forward to building on the already excellent guest experience at the Clarkson Inn, and introducing some exciting new amenities for both our new and longtime guests."

Lavigne is a certified hotel administrator of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

The Clarkson Inn, located at 1 Main St. in Potsdam, is operated by J.R. Weston Inc., a for-profit, tax-paying subsidiary of Clarkson University. Profits from J.R. Weston provide scholarships to Clarkson students.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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