The new president of the University of Massachusetts is launching a four-day, 400-mile bus tour of the state to both promote the five-campus system and listen to concerns and suggestions.
Robert Caret, who took office on July 1, begins the tour in Berkshire County on Monday with a meeting with business, civic and educational officials at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams and also in Pittsfield.
Caret says his goal is to discuss ways to work together to keep the university and in turn the entire state as prosperous as possible.
The tour is also making stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Amherst, Worcester, Lowell, New Bedford, Fall River and Boston.
The university has campuses in Amherst, Lowell, Boston and Dartmouth and a medical school in Worcester.
This program aired on October 10, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.