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Last updated 7:19AM ET
August 15, 2018
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
The Legacy of UMASS Chancellor John Lombardi
(wfcr) - UMASS Amherst has just named Thomas Cole as interim chancellor. And now the university will start its national search to replace outgoing chancellor John Lombardi. After five years at the helm, Lombardi is leaving to head the Louisiana State University system. Lombardi is a Latin-America scholar who previously led the University of Florida. His departure from UMASS comes after a controversial leadership shake-up in the university system. Aside from the circumstances of Lombardi's exit, many people say the charismatic leader leaves a strong mark on the Amherst campus. Others say they look forward to a change. WFCR's Karen Brown has more.
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