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Caret Named UMass President

By By Tracy Jan, Boston Globe

The next president of the University of Massachusetts will be Robert Caret, a career academic and president of Towson University who has managed to achieve at the Maryland school what few college leaders have done: boosted the graduation rates of black and Hispanic students to the same level as their white classmates.

Caret, who was selected this evening in a unanimous vote by the UMass Board of Trustees, beat out finalists MIT chancellor Phillip Clay and Charles Bantz, chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for the top post overseeing the state’s university system.

Caret will succeed Jack M. Wilson as head of a five-campus university struggling to climb into the elite ranks of public universities while contending with multiple rounds of cuts in state funding.

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