Motley to Leave UMass Boston Chancellorship


Comings and Goings …

University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley will step down at the end of the academic year. He has headed the diverse campus of 17,000 students since 2007 and increased its stature with new programs and buildings, but the campus faces a deficit up to $30 million, declining enrollment, overdue construction projects and weakening fundraising, UMass officials said.

Former Massachusetts state Rep. Thomas Sannicandro became director of UMass Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion, a research and training institute focused on the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities, schools and workplaces. He authored a NEJHE piece on the subject of Higher Ed and Intellectual Disabilities. The institute’s previous director William E. Kiernan will remain at UMass Boston in his role as dean of the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development.


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