A Third Karam to Chair UMass Trustees

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Stephen Karam

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Stephen Karam, principal of the Fall River, Mass. benefit consulting group Karam Associates, to chair the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. He succeeds Robert Manning, who served as chair for the past seven years. Karam’s father, Robert Karam, and uncle, James Karam, both previously served as board chairs for the system and both have been honored separately with NEBHE Excellence Awards.

Passings …

Dartmouth College President Emeritus James Wright died at age 83. Known for his work on behalf of veterans, Wright in 2010 received a NEBHE Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement.


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