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UMass President Position Description

UMass President Position Description

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THE POSITION: Title: President Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Duties: The President reports to the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Board of Trustees; and leads the UMass system in providing resources and guidance to achieve the fundamental mission to deliver the highest possible quality instruction, research and public service to the widest possible segment of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The President oversees the implementation of the annual financial plan of the UMass system and as the primary spokesperson will take an active leadership role in building coalitions and raising funds to expand the UMass system resource base. The President represents the University to the Governor, Legislature, Executive branch agencies, state agencies, the federal government and other major external constituencies. Further, he/she must build consensus among high-impact decision makers such as legislative, business, community, and school leaders. Demonstrable experience with government and the public sector with a clear sense of public policy development at the state and national level are needed. The office of the President will coordinate strategic planning, academic affairs, management and fiscal affairs, information systems, legal matters, human resources management and provide support for the University’s Board of Trustees. Additionally the President will evaluate the performance of chancellors and campuses. The President will be a proven, accomplished leader who will be an inspiring and formidable advocate for the University and for public higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He or she will be a visionary leader who understands complex national and international challenges and can chart a clear strategy for the University as it plays a critical role in positioning the Commonwealth for new success in an evolving and competitive global economy. As Chief Executive of the University of Massachusetts, top candidates for the position of President will have an excellent record of executive leadership experience and a passionate capacity to work with multiple stakeholders to broaden the research, financial and educational reputation of the University. We are building a world-class university and the new president is expected to move us on that path.

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THE ORGANIZATION The University of Massachusetts is a land-grant research university with the mission to provide an affordable and accessible education of highest quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world. The University of Massachusetts system consists of five campuses throughout the state and is one of the nation’s leading distance education providers. With a total enrollment of 65,923 students, the University of Massachusetts is the largest university system in the state. The University was established in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, located in Amherst. It became known as the Massachusetts State College in 1932 and in 1947 became the University of Massachusetts. The Worcester and Boston campuses were established in 1962 and 1964, respectively. The Lowell and Dartmouth campuses (previously the University of Lowell and Southeastern Massachusetts University, respectively) were consolidated into the University under Chapter 142 of the acts of 1991. To that end the University has embarked on an ambitious capital plan for 300 building and renovation projects across the five UMass campuses. With support from the Commonwealth’s higher education and life sciences bond bills, the University will invest $2.6 billion in new 21st century facilities, energy improvements, and deferred maintenance over the next five years. According to a recent economic impact study, UMass contributed to $4 billion of economic activity in Massachusetts in Fiscal 2009 through local operating and construction expenditures; and resident faculty, staff, and student spending. In the fall of 2009, the University enrolled approximately 55,740 full-time equivalent (―FTE‖) students. The University is committed to providing, without discrimination, diverse program offerings to meet the needs of the state’s population. Diversity is a strength of the UMass system. Over the past five years the University has experienced a period of strong enrollment growth, increasing the number of students by 15.3 percent. Research growth is outpacing peers and UMassOnline is experiencing its 9th consecutive year of double digit enrollment and revenue growth. The University of Massachusetts with its five campuses constitutes five of the twentynine public institutions of higher education in the state—nine state colleges and fifteen community colleges. While the three sectors have different missions, the University recognizes the opportunities for synergies among the sectors and participates collaboratively in initiatives that enhance the educational, social, and economic development in the Commonwealth. The UMass President will be expected to recognize and promote communication as the mechanism among and between the Chancellors, state, and community colleges for the benefit of the state. The University’s five campuses are geographically dispersed throughout the Commonwealth and possess unique and complementary missions. UMass Amherst The Amherst campus, the University’s flagship campus approximately 90 miles west of Boston, is the largest in the University system. With 5,381 employees and a student body of approximately 20,323 FTE undergraduate and approximately 4,609 FTE

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graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2009, the Amherst campus offers the most comprehensive and varied programs of the campuses in the University system, including liberal arts and professional programs, in addition to doctoral and research programs. It offers six associate-level programs and 88 bachelors, 73 masters and 52 doctoral degree programs. During the 2008-2009 academic year, 74 associate, 4,573 bachelor and 1,423 advanced degrees were conferred. Students may enroll in the Commonwealth Honors College, School of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Isenberg School of Management, School of Nursing, College of Natural Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, which offers associate level programs. The 1,400-acre Amherst campus includes the 28-story W.E.B. Du Bois Library, containing approximately three million volumes as well as governmental documents and law collections, the 9,000 seat state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena, the William D. Mullins Center, and 45 campus residence halls in six unique residential areas. In 2008 the campus opened the Studio Arts Building and the Central Heating Plant (which will maximize the production and use of energy) the completed renovations to the landmark academic building. In 2009, the campus completed a new student recreation center and an integrated sciences building. Also in 2009, ground was broken for a new Campus Police Station and Emergency Operations Center that is expected to be LEED gold certified. Over the last few years, the campus has made great strides in its commitment to sustainability and green initiatives reducing its carbon footprint by 30%, water use by 43%, steam use by 24% and electricity by 9%. The 2009 report of the Top American Research Universities (The Center) ranks UMass 76th ($160.6 million) in federal research expenditures among public research institutions. On a number of other measures of competitive success – national academy memberships, faculty awards, doctorates awarded, and postdoctoral appointees – the Amherst campus ranks in the top 50 among public research universities. UMass Boston The 175-acre Boston campus, which is located three miles from downtown Boston on a harbor peninsula with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the Massachusetts State Archives and Commonwealth Museum, is currently a non-residential campus. In April 2004, the Boston campus opened its new 331,000 square foot state-of-the-art Campus Center to better serve its students. The University of Massachusetts Boston is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning dedicated to academic excellence. As a nationally recognized model for urban institutions, UMass Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England as well as the people of Greater Boston and the Commonwealth including recent immigrants from around the world. The Boston campus focuses on the academic needs of the local urban and nontraditional population and research and policy needs of business, government, labor and communities in the greater Boston metropolitan region. The nearly thirty research institutes and centers bring faculty and students together from across the University to pursue research, teaching, and service on a broad range of topics that include public

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policy, gerontology, environmental issues, media and society, labor issues, women's leadership, and issues vital to Asian Americans, African Americans, and Latinos - to name a few. The Boston campus has 2,491 employees and a diverse student body, consisting of approximately 8,488 FTE undergraduate students and approximately 2,668 FTE graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2009. The Boston campus offers 67 undergraduate degree programs, 24 undergraduate certificate programs, 63 master’s programs and graduate certificate programs and 26 doctoral programs (including tracts) through the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Management, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Public and Community Service, College of Education and Human Development, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies and the new University College.. During the 2008-2009 academic year, 43 certificate, 1,608 bachelor and 1,131 advanced degrees were conferred. The Boston campus is the only educational institution in the Northeast to share its campus with a presidential library. The students and faculty have access to the John F. Kennedy Library, as well as to the State Archives building, which houses valuable Massachusetts state government records. The Boston campus also has over 550,000 books and journals at its Healey Library. On May 20, 2010 the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (―UMBA‖), on behalf of the University of Massachusetts Boston, purchased the Bayside Exposition Center, LNR/CMAT. The 20-acre Bayside site holds great potential and will help UMass Boston meet its space needs over the next several years as it begins to develop new campus facilities and renovate outdated existing facilities. UMass Boston initiated a University-led planning process to create a vision for redeveloping the site to further University and local objectives. UMass Boston working with the City of Boston, the state, neighbors, and the surrounding communities to develop a plan that realizes the potential of the site, stimulates economic activity, creates jobs, and brings greater activity and opportunity to Columbia Point and the region. The need for additional space is crucial for UMass Boston to develop the first new academic facilities on its campus in 36 years. As the only public university in the Greater Boston area, UMass Boston has a unique mission to provide access to highquality, low-cost education. With approximately 80 percent of UMass Boston graduates choosing to stay in Massachusetts, The University believes it is essential for future contributors to the state’s economy to learn in 21st-century facilities and research environments. Beginning this year, UMass Boston anticipates starting construction on three new facilities: an Integrated Sciences Complex, a general academic building, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. With existing facilities and parking already strained to capacity, the University will need space to replace parking eliminated

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during the construction process and to relocate offices and classrooms during renovations to existing buildings. UMass Boston’s 25-year capital plan calls for the redevelopment of the camps with new and renovated facilities, new infrastructure, and green space for greater access to and engagement with the public. The first 10 years of the master plan, launched in 2007, calls for more than $500 million in new facilities and infrastructure construction on the campus, creating jobs and generating significant economic impact. UMass Dartmouth The Dartmouth campus distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development. The Dartmouth campus offers over 40 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs (including seven at the Ph.D. level) through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Marine Science and Technology and the School of Education, Public Policy, & Civic Engagement. The main campus, designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf, is located on 710 acres in Northern Dartmouth and is approximately 55 miles south of Boston and 35 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island. Other Dartmouth campus sites include the School of Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River, a state-of-the-art technology facility for small business incubation, and Professional and Continuing Education Centers located in New Bedford, Fall River and Fairhaven. On February 2, 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education issued approval for UMass Dartmouth to offer the JD degree and establish the first public law school in the Commonwealth. Through the donation of assets with an approximate value of $23 million, including the facility, equipment, systems, and furnishings from an existing private law school (Southern New England School of Law), the Dartmouth Campus will welcome the first class of the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth in August 2010, and qualified current students will continue. The focus of the law school will be public-service, with curriculum concentrating on civil and human rights, legal support for businesses, economic justice, and community law. With the necessary approvals in place, the Dartmouth Campus is working closely with the leadership of Southern New England School of Law to transition to a public law school. The operating plan for the new School of Law calls for increasing enrollment, recruiting faculty, and improving assets in order to prepare the school for accreditation from the American Bar Association. The Dartmouth campus has 1,388 employees; and approximately 7,260 FTE undergraduate and approximately 899 FTE graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2009. During the 2008-2009 academic year, 1,245 bachelor and 270 advanced degrees were conferred. The 2010 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s ―America’s Best

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Colleges‖, ranks the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in the ―Best Universities – Master’s‖ category, as number one in New England and 16th among all northern public universities, which in addition to the New England states, also includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The College of Engineering is listed among the 50 best engineering undergraduate programs, both public and private, and one of only four schools from New England. The campus – fully engaged in a strategic growth plan entitled Engaged, Embedded, Evolving – weaves its research, creative, and community service activities of faculty and graduate students into the undergraduate experience and into the economic and cultural life of southeastern Massachusetts. Areas of focus include marine science, bio-materials, public policy, K-12 schools, Portuguese-American Studies and the creative economy. UMass Lowell The mission of the Lowell campus is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The Lowell campus seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement. Located in the historic industrial City of Lowell, approximately 30 miles northwest of Boston, the campus spans more than 125 acres along the Merrimack River on three campus clusters – North, South, and East. For FY10 the Lowell campus has 1,445 employees. The Lowell campus had a student body of approximately 8,472 FTE undergraduate and approximately 1,901 FTE graduate students in the fall of 2009. The Lowell campus offers five associates, 37 bachelors, 31 masters and 15 doctoral degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the School of Health and Environment, the College of Management and the Graduate School of Education. During the 2009-2009 academic year, 29 associate, 1,337 bachelor, and 682 advanced degrees were conferred. UMass Lowell is a leader in nanotechnology, nano- and biomanufacturing, bioinformatics, green chemistry, and advanced materials. Internationally recognized for excellence in science and engineering, its signature programs include community health and sustainability, plastics engineering, regional economic and social development, and sound recording technology. Two recently completed major capital acquisitions will better position the Lowell campus to serve its students, faculty, and staff, while also serving to connect the campus community to the City of Lowell. In July 2009, the University purchased the former Doubletree Hotel in the downtown section of Lowell and converted the property into the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC). Establishing the ICC created a multipurpose property that maintains hotel accommodations in the City, serves as housing for 400 students, and creates high-quality conference space which will improve the vitality of the University and the City of Lowell. In February 2010, the Lowell campus accepted the transfer of the 6,500-seat Tsongas Arena from the City of Lowell. The renamed

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Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell will host hockey games, concerts, functions, school events and other community activities. UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School) The Worcester campus provides general and specialized medical education and engages in a comprehensive program of basic scientific and clinical research. Located approximately 40 miles west of Boston and 50 miles east of Amherst, the campus is home to the School of Medicine (the ―medical School‖), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing; a $242 million research enterprise; public service initiatives throughout the Commonwealth, and the University Campus hospital of UMass Memorial Health Care, which was formerly the clinical Services Division of the University. Effective March 31, 1998, as enacted by Chapter 163 of the Acts of 1997 of the Commonwealth, the Clinical Services Division of the University and the subsidiaries of the University-related organization, UMASS Health System, were contributed to and merged with and into an independent Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation named UMass memorial Health Care, Inc. (―UMass Memorial‖). The University maintains certain relationships with UMass Memorial through the arrangements presented in detail in the notes to the University’s financial statements. Created in 1962, UMass Worcester provides medical education at an affordable cost to Massachusetts residents, and graduate education to science and nursing students, offering incentives to graduates who practice primary care and other medical disciplines in underserved areas of Massachusetts. Ranked 9th in primary care education among the nation’s accredited medical schools and schools off osteopathic medicine by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its 2010 edition of ―America’s Best Graduate Schools.‖ The School of Medicine also ranked 48th among medical schools based on research criteria. Comprising Basic & Biomedical Sciences and Clinical & Population Health Research divisions, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences trains students in their selected specialty area, while emphasizing a broad background in the basic medical sciences in preparation for research with direct relevance to human disease. The Graduate School of Nursing provides high quality masters and doctoral-level preparation for advanced practice nurses and nurse educators. In 2006, Professor of Molecular Medicine Craig C. Mello, PhD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator, was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University for their discovery of RNA interference (RNAi), a naturally occurring gene-silencing process with the potential to revolutionize medicine. This unprecedented honor was followed in quick succession by additional high-profile scientific honors recognizing the critical mass of RNAi investigators at the Worchester campus. With the signing of the $1 billion Life Sciences Bill by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on June 16, 2008, UMass Worcester assumed a key role in helping realize the Commonwealth’s potential as a global leader in life sciences. The bill provides funding

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for a facility that will house the new Advanced Therapeutics Cluster (ATC), composed of the Gene Therapy Center, the RNAi Therapeutics Center and the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative medicine. The Life Sciences Bill also provides for the Massachusetts Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Bank and the Massachusetts hESC Registry to be located at the Worcester campus. To help address physician workforce shortages in the Commonwealth, the Worcester campus has begun to increase the incoming class size for the Medical School over the next several years. In the fall of 2009, the Worcester campus had approximately 1,120 FTE gradate and medical students enrolled in six master’s and six doctoral degree programs, as well as approximately 530 post-graduate students enrolled in 59 medical residency programs. During the 2008-2009 academic year, 215 advanced degrees were conferred. The Worcester campus provides general and specialized medical care and engages in a comprehensive program of basic scientific and clinical research that benefits the recipients of clinical services and contributes to the national effort to understand, prevent and treat disease.

GOVERNANCE The University of Massachusetts is governed by:
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A single Board of Trustees composed of 19 voting members and three nonvoting members. The President of the University (located in Boston) oversees the five-campus system. Chancellors located at each University of Massachusetts campus: o UMass Amherst o UMass Boston o UMass Dartmouth o UMass Lowell o UMass Medical School

The University System Office comprises a number of departments and provides numerous functions and services on behalf of the University. The Office of the President of the University provides overall leadership to the entire University and its five campuses pursuant to the direction of the Board of Trustees. The Office of the President also oversees the shared services and functions which are centrally organized in the System Office. Operational costs are supported by funds provided by the campuses as well as other miscellaneous revenues. Office of the President Primary responsibilities of the Office of the President include: representation of the University to the Governor, Legislature, Executive branch agencies, state agencies, the federal government and other major external constituencies; coordination of strategic

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planning, academic affairs, management and fiscal affairs, information systems, legal matters, and human resources management; evaluation of the performance of chancellors and campuses; and support for the Board of Trustees. Overall planning, policy development and initiation of University-wide programs are carried out through the Office of the President. Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations The Office of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations (AASAIR) provides University-wide oversight and coordination to ensure the quality of the University’s students, faculty and programs. Academic assessment and accountability are core functions of the Office. The Office stresses collaboration and cooperation with faculty, Provosts, Librarians, Institutional Research Officers, Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs, Admissions Directors, Financial Aid Directors, Research Vice Provosts, and International Programs Directors. AASAIR encourages the innovative use of new technologies for research, teaching and service throughout the University and promotes more faculty global research by minimizing or removing impediments to international scholarship and research. AASAIR works with the other Vice Presidential areas and UMass Online, as well as with the state’s K-12 enterprise, to review and evaluate proposed and existing programs. Office of the Board of Trustees The Trustees’ Office enables the Board to discharge its responsibilities in accordance with its By-Laws and policies and in fulfillment of appropriate laws and statutes of the Commonwealth. The responsibilities of this Office include establishing relevant agenda for meetings, preparation of minutes of Board and Committee meetings, providing clerical and editorial help in the writing of reports, and obtaining responses of questions from appropriate officers of the University. Advancement and Strategic Communication The Advancement and Strategic Communications department in the System Office manages the key functions that are often described under the umbrella of external relations or university advancement, with the goal of positioning the University of Massachusetts as the premier public higher education institution in Massachusetts and among the top public university systems in the United States. Its major activities include: development and corporate relations, strategic communications and marketing, community affairs, alumni affairs, media relations and advertising, as well as playing an important role in shaping the business and operations of the Office of the President. Economic Development The Office of Economic Development serves as a central coordinator and catalyst for mobilizing the resources of the University in support of our mission to help build the innovation economy of the Commonwealth. The department serves as a focal point for system-wide economic development initiatives, a facilitator of collaborative ventures with industry and state government, and a consultant to campuses on economic development issues. Units in the department include: the Office of Commercial Ventures and

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Intellectual Property (CVIP); the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center; and the Donahue Institute (the public service arm of the President's Office). Office of the General Counsel The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all legal matters involving the University. It renders legal advice to the Trustees, officers, and employees throughout the University; provides representation in federal and state litigation and in matters pending before federal and state agencies such as the Federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, the State Labor Relations Commission, and many others; reviews or drafts policies and procedures, guidelines, regulations, and contracts; and reviews Trustee agenda items. Administration, Finance and Technology Starting in FY09, the Office of Management and Fiscal Affairs merged with University Information Technology Services under the Senior Vice President for Administration, Finance and Technology. The merger reflects the overlapping service missions of the respective areas and enables improved service and cost efficiencies. Areas included in this newly formed office are University Controller, Treasurer, University Budget Director, Human Resources, including Labor Relations, University Information Technology Services, and the University Procurement Office. The Senior Vice President works with the campus Chancellors and Vice Chancellors for Administration and Finance to assure that development and implementation of University fiscal and management policies proceed smoothly and enhance the programmatic goals of the University. University Information Technology Services University Information Technology Services (UITS) provides institutional leadership in developing and supporting high-quality, innovative solutions to the business and information needs of the administrative staff, faculty, students and other customers of the University. A wide-range of information resources and information technology tools are supplied to the administrative and academic communities via centralized management of administrative computer and networked communications facilities. Centralized application development, production support, network management, resource allocation and planning are provided to deliver data, print, file transfer and customer services. University Internal Audit The University Internal Audit department is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all audit matters at the five campuses and President’s office, including internal audits, external contracted audits, and those carried out by the Office of the State Auditor and various federal and state agencies. The department serves the President, the Board of Trustees, and campus management by determining levels of compliance with University policy and procedure, federal and state regulations, and by evaluating the adequacy of internal controls through a program of scheduled and unscheduled audits.

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UMassOnline Headquartered at the University’s Collaborative Services Facility in Shrewsbury, UMassOnline is the University’s online education consortium. UMassOnline enables the University to provide wider access to its educational programs via the Internet, while increasing revenues to support its campuses. UMassOnline and the Continuing Education units at the five campuses collaboratively generate tuition revenue of $56.2 million and support 45,800 enrollments. Currently, the University offers close to 90 online degree and certificate programs and more than 1,500 courses per year. In addition, the University now offers 10 blended programs, i.e., programs that mix online content with some traditional on-campus classes. These – and the many other programs that are being developed – include undergraduate degree completion, graduate study, specialty certification, non-degree enrichment and support for the K-12 system and are in disciplines including liberal arts, education, management, nursing, engineering, criminal justice, professional programs and information technology. FUNDING University of Massachusetts funding sources are diverse and consist of the annual state appropriation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, student tuition and fee revenues and research grant funding from federal, state and private sources. For FY2010 the University generates revenue through:  Worcester Public Service Activities & Other $637,840 million  Grants and Contracts, $588,620 million  Tuition and Fees (net of scholarship allowances) of $524,881million  State Appropriation, $479,132 million  Auxiliary Enterprises, $256,734 million  Revenue from Stimulus Funds, $150,642 million  Other, $170,639 million The UMass President is expected to have strong fiscal and business acumen, with a practiced entrepreneurial and creative approach when addressing funding challenges facing public higher education. The University of Massachusetts Foundation manages endowment funds received from private donors and matching funds provided by the state government. ACCREDITATION The University of Massachusetts campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester) are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states. Membership in the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.

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RESEARCH The University’s support of research and scholarship is central to its academic mission. Since 2004, the President’s groundbreaking Faculty Science and Technology and Creative Economy Initiatives have provided seed funding for faculty research in science, engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences. In Fiscal 2009, UMass awarded over $1 million in grants to faculty. The University expended more than $489 million in annual research and development funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, corporate partners, and other Federal and Private Foundations. With the support from the UMass Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property, the innovation-related income from all five campuses rose from $37 million the previous year to a record $73 million in Fiscal 2009. It is expected when national results are next published that UMass performance will put it among the nation’s top 10 universities in intellectual property income. The University is third, in the Commonwealth, after MIT and Harvard, and fourth in New England with respect to earnings from intellectual property. The University of Massachusetts performs more than 90% of all academic R&D outside of Route 128. Indeed, UMass campuses are the largest academic research enterprises in every region of the state outside of Greater Boston. Research Expertise Award-winning faculty members provide undergraduate and graduate students with research opportunities in a multitude of disciplines. The University of Massachusetts' areas of expertise include:  Clinical and Translational Science and other life sciences;  Nanotechnology, computer networking, food science, cell engineering and renewable energy;  Environmental science and bioinformatics;  Marine science and bio-engineering;  Advanced materials and nanotech manufacturing; and  Collaborative adaptive sensing of the atmosphere (CASA) was the first of the NSF centers at the University. Emerging Opportunities The University works with faculty and outside partners to capitalize on opportunities to expand research and scholarship across all intellectual fields. This includes developing new programs, making strategic investments to seed new research initiatives and assisting faculty in obtaining funding from sponsors. A number of areas of emerging opportunity have been identified, including  the life sciences,  clean energy,  advanced materials and  information technologies and communications.

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Life Sciences: In Academic Year 2007-2008, the University of Massachusetts Life Sciences Task Force (UMass LSTF) was established and charged with crafting a university-wide aspirant vision in the life sciences and promoting inter-campus collaboration. The Task Force and six working groups comprised of key faculty members, deans, and senior administrators across all five of the University's campuses were led by UMass Medical School Chancellor and University Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences Michael F. Collins, M.D. The Task Force's focused and collaborative work resulted in a report that includes specific action-oriented recommendations for achieving the University's aspirations in this critically important field. Life sciences and biomedical research represent more than $200 million dollars of the University's approximately $400 million dollar total research portfolio. Read the University of Massachusetts Life Sciences Task Force report, "A University-wide Plan to Strengthen the Life Sciences and Promote Inter-campus Collaboration Over the Next Five Years" Nano-science: The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is located at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in collaboration with Northeastern University and the University of New Hampshire. The Center has leveraged the expertise of the three partners to research and develop robust, high-rate, environmental benign nanomanufacturing techniques, thereby ensuring rapid transfer of nanotechnology discoveries to industry. Additionally, the University of Massachusetts Lowell has been recently awarded a statefunded Center of Excellence in nanomanufacturing. A major UMass Lowell research focus for both centers is the nanomanufacturing of polymeric materials along with concurrent assessment of the environmental impact of these processes. Recognized internationally for its plastics engineering program and research and training in support of the plastics industry, UMass Lowell maintains approximately 40,000 ft2 of laboratory space dedicated to plastics processing, including every major plastics manufacturing method. Moreover, UMass Lowell has a unique Department of Work Environment and is home to the state-funded Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), both of which focus on worker health and safety, as well the environmental impacts of manufacturing. Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine: Interdisciplinary collaborations are key mechanism for building new programs. For example, a faculty working group was convened in 2006 to develop a strategy for advancing stem cell research and regenerative medicine at the University. Its proposal was delivered in early 2007 to the Board of Trustees, as well as to the Governor and served a starting point for discussion about new investment in research infrastructure. Read: A Strategy for Advancing Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Massachusetts A Green High-Performance Computing Center (GHPCC): On June 11, 2009, Governor Deval Patrick, joined by MIT President Susan Hockfield, University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson, Boston University President Robert Brown, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki, and representatives of EMC and Cisco, signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing the desire to locate a state-of-the-art Green High Performance Computing Center (GHPCC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center Inc. has officially registered as a nonprofit corporation with the state secretary

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and will anchor a new Innovation District that will catalyze the innovation economy in Holyoke. A regional/local Task Force has been established to guide the development of this District, to maximize regional benefits of this $130 million high performance center. Most recently, Harvard University has joined the consortium of colleges in the partnership that is planning the Center. Law School: The University of Massachusetts School of Law is a public law school that resulted from a merger between University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Southern New England School of Law, a private law school located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Southern New England School of Law offered to donate real estate, facility, technology and library assets to UMass Dartmouth for the purpose of creating a public law program in Massachusetts. These assets have an estimated value of approximately $23 million-plus, and would be the second largest donation in the 146year history of the UMass system. On February 2, 2010, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education unanimously voted to adopt the merger of SNESL and UMASS Dartmouth. The first class will matriculate August 2010. This is the first public law school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) is an NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) located at UMass Amherst. The CHM mission is to be a leading research and education center for the development of efficient process platforms and versatile tools for the two and three dimensional integration of components and systems across multiple length scales. As a comprehensive research center, the CHM includes research on device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures taking best advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities developed by the Center. In bridging toward high-volume nanomanufacturing process technology, the CHM collaborates with leading industry partners and academic centers of excellence. The Center’s educational programs are designed to reach K-12, community college, undergraduate, graduate students and the general public. The Center champions diverse participation within its various program operations and at all levels of education. Finally, the CHM’s mission includes collaboration and cyberinfrastructure activities through a National Nanomanufacturing Network and a digital library-based nanomanufacturing clearinghouse. THE PERSON The next President will display the following important attributes: unquestioned integrity, superior management, communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for educating a diverse body of students and promoting world-class research, an inclusive approach to management and leadership, an appreciation for the skills and attributes that students and the University need to succeed in our global society, and the ability to introduce innovative funding initiatives and a record of success in this critical area. Additional attributes desired include: A distinguished scholar with a terminal degree or one whose experience, accomplishments, and promise would serve the same objectives we seek o A leader with proven experience in advancing a complex organization

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A politically astute, entrepreneurial leader expert in building effective partnerships with key constituencies, especially in government An entrepreneurial leader skilled in building financial support from multiple sources Demonstrated commitment to diversity A leader with a commitment to transparency, shared governance, and consensus-building Creative thinker An inspirational collaborator A leader who understands the importance of maintaining a competitive intercollegiate athletics program that operates with the highest standards of academic, ethical and fiscal integrity Someone who can demonstrate an understanding of the importance of intellectual property and how it is linked to first class research on a global collaborative effort

HOW TO APPLY Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Massachusetts in its search. Review of candidate files will begin immediately and will continue until a selection is made. To assure optimal consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials prior to September 13, 2010. Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a resume and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as Microsoft Word attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to: Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. University of Massachusetts - President 42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Phone: 850.650.2277  Fax: 850.650.2272 E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com For additional information regarding the search, please visit: For more information about the University of Massachusetts, please visit the Web site at www.massachusetts.edu. The University of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages the nominations and candidacies of women and minorities.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.


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