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Raines Named by Tenn. Board of Regents to Lead The U of M
For release: Jan. 30, 2001
For more information, contact Curt Guenther

Dr. Shirley C. Raines, academic vice chancellor for the University of Kentucky in Lexington and dean of the College of Education there, was named today by the Tennessee Board of Regents as the new president of The University of Memphis.

The announcement was carried live via a conference-call telephone hookup from the Board's office in Nashville to the campus of The U of M, where faculty, staff and students gathered in the Fogelman Executive Center to get the news.

Raines' appointment caps a search process that began last February, when Dr. V. Lane Rawlins announced he was leaving The U of M to accept the presidency of Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. Rawlins left Memphis in May; he was succeeded on an interim basis by Dr. Ralph J. Faudree, who had been the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

For more information, call the Office of Communications Services (formerly Media Relations) at The University of Memphis, 678-2843, or the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Board of Regents in Nashville, 615-366-4400.

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