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Chancellor Lendley Black

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Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Lendley C. Black began his tenure as Chancellor of UMD on August 1, 2010.  Dr. Black came to UMD from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2002 until he was promoted in 2006 to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has a long record of senior administrative experience, including nine years as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, three years as Director of Undergraduate Studies and more than three years as Director of Student Advising at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He earned his Ph.D. in Theatre at the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Connie, have three adult children - Liz, Nick, and Chris - and four grandchildren: Sarah, Max, Henry, and Emma.

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

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"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


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