UMass Dartmouth chancellor Jean MacCormack announces retirement
The Boston Globe
September 7, 2011
Jean MacCormack, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announced yesterday she will retire at the end of the academic year.
The UMass system must now replace two of its five campus leaders. This month, it will start looking for a replacement for Robert Holub, chancellor of the flagship campus in Amherst. The system’s president, Bob Caret, has been in office for only two months.
MacCormack has led UMass Dartmouth since 1999. Under her administration, enrollment grew from 6,900 to 9,400, and students living on campus nearly doubled, to 4,500. Research funding increased from $7 million to $26 million.
Previously, MacCormack was a longtime administrator at UMass Boston. “I’ve got 25 years of this senior leadership stuff under my belt,’’ she said. “I still hope to contribute in the future, but with a little less intensity.’’
MacCormack said she might teach part time after leaving her post, but looks forward to handing leadership on controversial issues - including her signature campaign of the last few years, the development of the state’s first public law school - to her replacement.