MacKenzie Praises Search Committee

08/23/2006


     The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees today approved the membership of a search committee for the position of permanent Chancellor at the Lowell campus. Interim Chancellor David J. MacKenzie offered the following statement:
      “This is an important step forward in UMass Lowell’s transition to new leadership. I am pleased that faculty, staff, alumni, students and the Lowell community will have a say in who is chosen to lead their institution in the years ahead.
      “UMass Lowell offers programs recognized globally and is committed to sustainable economic development locally. The committee appropriately reflects this range.  From international business leaders to the UMass Lowell student trustee, all are outstanding representatives of their constituencies.
      “We’re very hopeful that we’ll get outstanding candidates for the position. I look forward to working with the committee in the months ahead as it begins the process of identifying the best candidates for permanent Chancellor.”
       At the completion of the search process, the committee will provide UMass President Jack Wilson a final list of candidates. The president will then recommend a candidate to the UMass Board of Trustees.

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