2009-07-09 / Local & State

Dean Of Villanova Law School Abruptly Resigns

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - The dean of Villanova University's law school has abruptly resigned.

A statement from the university says Mark Sargent submitted his resignation on Monday, citing personal and medical reasons. Sargent could not be reached for comment Thursday.

School officials immediately replaced him with Associate Dean Doris DelTosto Brogan, who will serve as acting dean.

Sargent's biography on the Villanova Web site says the 58- year-old has been there since 1997. Before that, he taught at law schools at the University of Maryland, American University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Baltimore.

Villanova spokesman Jonathan Gust would not elaborate on Sargent's departure. The university is a private Catholic institution outside Philadelphia.

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