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UMass Boston Faculty Council Votes Strong Support for the Appointment of Dr. J. Keith Motley

Today, the UMass Boston Faculty Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the appointment of Dr. J. Keith Motley as the next Chancellor of UMass Boston. The faculty group also expressed disappointment about process aspects relating to the University's recent leadership announcements.


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"I think we all share the goal of claiming the University of Massachusetts' rightful place as a world-class University, with a top-tier urban campus in Boston.  The leadership team we're putting in place is the team to help make this a reality for UMass.

"Our recent history at UMass as well as at other leading public universities proves that collaboration among all our University's campuses and using all of our system's resources will give our students access to great opportunities and enhance the value of a UMass degree.

"We understand that some faculty members have concerns about process, particularly because this conversation got started the wrong way, but we are convinced it's the right conversation at the right time for UMass," said Robert P. Connolly, a spokesperson for University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson.

Dr. J. Keith Motley

"I want to thank President Wilson for the confidence he has shown in me by recommending me to the Board of Trustees as the next Chancellor of UMass Boston.  I have worked closely with President Wilson for a number of years, and I greatly admire his leadership and his vision for the University--he is a great leader and  I am thrilled to be part of his leadership team. I am also delighted to have a received such a strong vote of support from the UMass Boston Faculty Council," said Dr. J. Keith Motley.

Robert P. Connolly

Libby DeVecchi


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