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Last updated 10:22PM ET
September 23, 2018
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UMass Hires Firm for Chancellor Search
(wfcr) - The committee charged with finding a new chancellor for UMass Amherst met for the second time Monday. Committee Chair Jennifer Braceras, also a UMass trustee, announced the hiring of an executive search firm to help find a replacement for John Lombardi, who's now at Louisiana State University. Several members of the committee made presentations about qualities they seek in a new Chancellor. Braceras summarized the presentations by saying there are many necessary substantive traits, like experience, and a track record in fundraising. But she says, the intangibles are equally important and harder to identify. She says the University needs a Chancellor with great "political skills, though not in the partisan sense"

The next committee meeting is November 26th. The committee will hold several public meetings over the next few months. The plan is to have a new chancellor in place by the start of the 2008-2009 school year.
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