As President Jack M. Wilson prepares for a new chapter in his life, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette recapped the impact of his leadership on the University of Massachusetts. The feature, published Monday, June 27, includes comments from Chancellor Michael F. Collins, who said, “I think one of the happiest days in his presidency was the day Craig (Mello) got the Nobel Prize” in 2006.
President Wilson, whose eight-year tenure officially ends on Thursday, June 30, leaves behind a university system with more students, more research money and a larger endowment than when he arrived, as well as a law school and new and renovated buildings on all five campuses. He will become the university distinguished professor of higher education, emerging technologies and innovation at UMass at Lowell, and will also become interim president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
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