Marty Meehan Opts Out of UMASS Presidential Search

The Lowell SUN is reporting on breaking news that UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan has asked to have his name removed from the list of candidates being considered to replace Jack Wilson as president of the University of  Massachusetts system.

University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan has dropped out of the derby for president of the state university system.

On Tuesday, Meehan wrote James Karam, head of the UMass search committee: “After reflecting on the possibility of serving as UMass president, I’ve concluded that my interest remains in running UMass Lowell. Therefore, I ask that my name be removed from consideration for president of the system.”

Karam, in a letter to the committee, complimented Meehan for his service and leadership of UMass Lowell. He called Meehan “a distinguished and formidable candidate.”

Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.


Check here for the story on that includes Marty  Meehan’s letter to the Trustees Search Committee and UMass Trustee James Karem’s letter in reply:

And the AP story here:

3 Responses to Marty Meehan Opts Out of UMASS Presidential Search

  1. Michael Luciano says:

    I’ll be sure to check out Thursday’s Sun for Peter Lucas’ latest racially-motivated conspiracy theory on this topic.

    I assume this means Scott Brown is in the Chancellor’s crosshairs.

  2. Fred Faust says:

    For now, this is a positive for Lowell, regional interests and the University. Apparently, it’s a sign too that the Chancellor has still more on a sizable plate that he wishes to digest. With Senator Panagiotakos leaving and the Republicans taking over the House, Marty’s gravitas is much needed as we deal with current economic and political challenges.