Visible Candidate Drops Out of Running to Be UMass Chief

December 1, 2010

Martin Meehan, a Congressman-turned-college-president, on Tuesday withdrew his name from consideration to be the new president of the University of Massachusetts system, days after Gov. Deval Patrick expressed concern that the search process was not considering candidates with enough national education background, the Boston Herald reported. Meehan said he would remain as president of the university's campus in Lowell.

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