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3 Finalists Named For UMass Boston Chancellor's Post

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University of Massachusetts Boston. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Higher education officials in Georgia, Illinois and Pennsylvania are the finalists for the chancellor's post at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus.

The UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee on Friday recommended finalists Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for engagement and secretary of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh; Peter Lyons, vice provost and dean of Perimeter College at Georgia State University; and Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University.

According to UMass President Martin Meehan's office, the candidates are expected to visit UMass Boston next week to meet with the campus community, "which will provide feedback to Meehan to assist him in selecting one finalist to recommend to the Board of Trustees as the next chancellor of UMass Boston."

"UMass Boston is an extraordinary community that deserves an extraordinary chancellor, and the search committee has selected three exceptional finalists who are capable of leading UMass Boston into the future and helping this vital institution achieve its tremendous potential," Meehan said in a statement.

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