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All Three Candidates for UMass-Boston Chancellor Withdraw

After getting trashed several faculty members and some other commentators, the three finalists for chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston have withdrawn.

The faculty members released a statement several days ago saying that none of the candidates is qualified to lead the school.

Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts, said in a letter that he is “mortified” by the way the finalists were treated, and that he has no intention of re-opening the search for chancellor.

Instead, a lower administrator at the school will take over as interim chancellor when the current interim chancellor steps down at the end of the school year.

The finalists were Kathy Humphrey, a senior vice president at the University of Pittsburgh; Peter Lyons, a vice provost and dean at Georgia State University; and Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University.



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