UMD Chancellor Black retiring after 12 years

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After 12 years at UMD Chancellor Lynn Black announced Thursday that he will be retiring.

Chancellor Black started at UMD back in August of 2010 after moving to the Northland from Georgia.

Over the years Black has managed significant financial challenges at the campus while improving facilities, creating a successful $170 million 10-year capital campaign, and enhancing the relationships with the surrounding Duluth community.

Black also put a strong emphasis on student support which resulted in increased graduation rates.

The Chancellor will work through the 2021-2022 school year and then the University of Minnesota System President Joan Gabel will be searching for his replacement.