Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Columbia University made the announcement Monday.
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Gigot first joined the Journal in 1980 and has been editorial page editor since 2001.
He is responsible for the newspaper's editorials, op-ed articles, arts criticism and book reviews. He also directs the editorial pages of The Journal's Asian and European editions and OpinionJournal.com.
Gigot succeeds Danielle Allen as chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Allen is a scholar and author who is the incoming director of the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
The Pulitzer Board chairmanship is a one-year appointment. Board members serve a maximum of nine years.