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NEW CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCED
We have a winner....

Chancellor John Lombardi
Chancellor-Designate John Lombardi on campus in April.(photo by Stan Sherer)
JOHN V. LOMBARDI, PRESIDENT of the University of Florida from 1990 to 1999 and director of the Center for Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences there, takes office as chancellor of UMass Amherst July 1. President William Bulger recommended Lombardi to the UMass trustees April 10 after visits to campus by three finalists in a nationwide search for the position.

Music professor Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate and member of the search committee, told The Campus Chronicle that Lombardi is a serious scholar with “deep administrative experience at top-tier institutions,” as well as “a prodigious fund-raiser.”


DURING LOMBARDI'S TENURE AT FLORIDA, The Chronicle reported, the student body grew by nearly a third, to over 40,000; minority enrollment climbed from 14 to 22 percent; average G.P.A. of incoming students reached 3.9. Concurrently, sponsored research more than doubled, endowment increased by nearly 400 percent, and a Lombardi-led capital campaign raised $750 million.

A Los Angeles native and specialist in Latin American history, Lombardi received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Columbia. Prior to his appointment at Florida, he was a provost and vice president at Johns Hopkins, and from 1967 to 1987 a faculty member and administrator at Indiana University. He and his wife, Cathryn Lee, have two children.

Lombardi succeeds David Scott, who served from 1993 to 2001. Since last June, when Scott stepped down to return to teaching, former deputy chancellor Marcellette Williams has served as interim chancellor.


IN APRIL, BULGER PAID TRIBUTE to the “inspired leadership” of the interim chancellor. “Marcie Williams helped to calm and heal the campus after the outrage of September 11, and has made difficult decisions during a time of fiscal challenge,” Bulger said. “She has touched the hearts and minds of many of our students. We are in her debt.”


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NEVER GIVE UP

BUDGET IMPACTS

NEW CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCED

PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL APPEAL

TO BOSTON, WITH FLOWERS

UMASS DAY

E-WISH YOU WERE HERE

UP-TO-THE-MINUTEMAN

IT'S A MICROORGANISM'S LIFE -

SNAPSHOT: FREEZE FRAME

CHANCELLOR WILLIAMS: LARGER IMAGE

WE HAVE A WINNER: LARGER IMAGE

UP-TO-THE-MINUTEMAN: LARGER IMAGE

HIGHLIGHTS: "Gone when we got there" / Dept. of distinctions / Hail and Farewell

LARGER IMAGE: Snapshot


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