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Raines to Retire

Shirley C. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, announced yesterday that she will retire from the U of M effective June 30.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the University of Memphis as president. These have been 12 of the most enjoyable, challenging and professionally fulfilling years of my life,” Raines said. “The university has a strong foundation for the future, and I am confident in its academic and administrative leadership.”

Raines became the university’s 11th president, and the first woman, to hold the position on July 1, 2001. Previously, she was vice chancellor for academic services and dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of 14 books and numerous journal articles, and is widely regarded as an expert in teacher education and early childhood education.


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  Major focus areas of her work with students include an increased emphasis on student retention, expansion of the university’s Honors and Emerging Leaders programs, the creation of a nationally-recognized internship program, development of living-learning residential and curricular learning communities throughout campus, and the establishment of the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus.

Click here to read the entire press release.


Chancellor John Manning announced today, "R. Brad Martin (BA '76), a member of the university’s Board of Visitors and retired chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated, has agreed to serve as interim president effective July 1."

The search for the U of M’s next president will begin this summer with the expectation that a new leader will be in place before July 2014. We will ensure faculty, staff and students are represented on the search committee and have an opportunity to be engaged in the search process.

Click here to read the entire press release.

The Alumni Association would like to thank President Raines for her 12 years of dedication and continued support of the Alumni Association.
 

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