Support the news

UMass President Marty Meehan Opens Up About Mount Ida Purchase20:18
Download

Play
Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

It hasn't been a pleasant few months for UMass president Marty Meehan.

The purchase of Mount Ida College this spring led to a vote of no confidence against Meehan at UMass Boston that then caused a revolt against hiring a new chancellor for that school.

Many say they're surprised that Meehan didn't recognize that the deal would have been so controversial.

Guest

Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts. Meehan tweets @MartyMeehan. UMass tweets at @UMass.

Correction: We have edited this interview to remove an error. We had originally attributed a quotation to Meehan; it was in fact from a statement written by the chair of the UMass Boston search committee, Henry Thomas. We regret the error.

This segment aired on June 25, 2018.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news