The University of Massachusetts board of trustees has selected Marcelo Suarez-Orozco to serve as the new chancellor for the system's Boston campus.
Suarez-Orozco had been recommended for the post by UMass President Marty Meehan. The board approved the recommendation on Monday.
Suarez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean at the University of California Los Angeles, where he leads a graduate school, 16 research institutes, and two academic programs. He has also previously held positions at Harvard University and New York University.
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His academic research has focused on immigration, education, and globalization. UMass-Boston has about 16,000 students, most of whom are commuters.