Trustee Victor Woolridge of Springfield, a UMass Amherst graduate in legal studies, was named chair of the Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 26. The appointment came after Henry M. Thomas III resigned as chair to allow Baker to fill the post. Woolridge, who is vice president of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, has chaired the board’s Committee on Administration and Finance since 2011.
A Public Engagement Project panel titled “Public Engagement: How to Get Your Research Out There,” with speakers Provost Katherine Newman, Vice Chancellor for University Relations John Kennedy, project director Amy Schalet and Linda Tropp, director of the psychology of peace and violence program, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 804-08 Campus Center.