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 Boston.com that includes Marty Meehan’s letter to the Trustees Search Committee and UMass Trustee James Karem’s letter in reply: http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/11/meehan_withdraw.html
And the AP story here: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1299953&pos=breaking