In a period of 24 hours, the candidate pool for the next University of Massachusetts chancellor has decreased from four finalists to two.
“A complicated decision, of course, but I know that the other three finalists are all excellent candidates and that the very special place that is UMass will be well-served with their leadership,” she wrote in the email, according to the Republican.
Her withdrawal came just two days after a Daily Hampshire Gazette story, in which interviewed faculty members offered no support for Phillips’ candidacy.
The Board of Trustees will meet Monday night in Boston where President Robert Caret will make his recommendation for Chancellor Robert Holub’s successor. The Gazette reports that a vote on the chancellor is tentatively scheduled to take place at that meeting.
- Collegian News Staff