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For Immediate Release: August 23, 2006
Contact: Bill Wright, UMass President's Office,  617-287-7065

AMHERST -- Today, University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson appointed the members of the committee established to conduct the search for a new UMass-Lowell chancellor.

“The UMass-Lowell campus, which was led so ably by former Chancellor William Hogan for the past 25 years, is poised for a new era of growth. That growth will benefit UMass-Lowell’s students and the region,” said President Wilson. “Historically, the City of Lowell - our longtime partner - has been the economic hub of the Merrimack Valley. This national search for a new UMass-Lowell chancellor is designed to identify the individual who will be best-equipped to lead this important institution of higher education into the future.”

The members of the search committee are:
William T. O’Shea, Chair
Howard Berke
Susan Braunhut
Julie Chen
Kay Doyle
Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick
Joyce Gibson
Charles Hoff
Ann Marie Hurley
James Julian
David MacKenzie
Heather Makrez
Robert Manning
William Martin
Frank McKone
Keith Motley
Janet D. Pearl, M.D.
William Poduska
Dana Skinner
Steven Tello
Karl E. White

The committee will hold its first meeting in September.

The 21-member committee is chaired by Trustee and alumnus William O’Shea and includes UMass faculty members, trustees, alumni, the student trustee and friends of the University.

The University is conducting a formal search to replace William T. Hogan, who retired on July 3rd.  David J. MacKenzie, executive director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, was named interim chancellor.  MacKenzie has also served as interim chancellor of the UMass-Boston campus.

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