Summers Backs out of MCLA Position

Dr. Greg Summers, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, withdrew his acceptance on Tuesday, March 31, as 12th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts due to health issues in extended family.

“I know Greg did not make this decision lightly, and I respect his commitment to his family above his career,” said Chancellor Bernie Patterson in a faculty announcement on April 1. “I am pleased to have him continue as the provost at UW-Stevens Point and trust you will join me in appreciating the stability in leadership this difficult decision for Greg has brought our institution during a challenging time in our history.”

The MCLA board of trustees will continue to evaluate its options and execute a new search for a candidate. Summers_Greg_small

The board was excited for Summers to take the position, but is confident the institution will be able to function until a replacement is found.

“I feel both fortunate and very happy to be continuing on in the provost’s role at UW-Stevens Point,” Summers said.

 

MyKayla Hilgart

News & Environment Editor

mhilg143@uwsp.edu

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