Final 2011-12 HOD meeting to take place at UMass Boston

Issue May 2012

The final meeting for the House of Delegates for the 2011-12 association year will take place at UMass Boston on May 17. The delegates' business meeting will be preceded by a luncheon and followed by a celebratory reception. The business meeting will feature the ceremonial passing of the gavel from MBA President Richard P. Campbell to President-elect Robert L. Holloway Jr., who will begin his term in September.

Campbell has convened all of the MBA HOD meetings this association year at UMass campuses across the state.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is the second-largest campus in the UMass system after UMass Amherst. Engaging a student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the university's eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The Boston campus is a national model of excellence for urban public universities, blending a small-college experience with the extensive resources of a major research university.

UMass Boston dedicates its resources to the environment and the well-being of citizens of the greater Boston community and beyond. The university's creative innovations have been nationally recognized.

In 2010, UMass Boston was awarded a $13.7 million U54 grant by the National Institutes of Health, providing the UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership to further strengthen the country's national cancer research program. In February 2012, UMass Boston professor of biology Kamal Bawa, an expert in conservation biology, was named the 2012 recipient of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world's first major international award for work on