U of M President Raines Announces Retirement

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Shirley C. Raines is retiring at the end of June after 12 years as president of the University of Memphis.

Raines announced her retirement Monday, April 15. John Morgan, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will name an interim president for the university possibly as early as this week for the transition.

Raines termed her 12-year tenure, “12 of the most enjoyable, challenging and professionally fulfilling years of my life.”

“The university has a strong foundation for the future, and I am confident in its academic and administrative leadership,” she added in a prepared statement.

Raines came to the Memphis position on July 1, 2001, from being vice chancellor for academic services and dean of the University of Kentucky’s college of education.

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