University picks new Duluth chancellor

Lynn Black’s appointment will become official with regents approval this week.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) âÄî The new chancellor for the University of Minnesota-Duluth has been picked by system President Robert Bruininks, pending approval of the Board of Regents. He’s Lynn Black, currently the vice president for academic affairs and provost at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. Bruininks says Black has a record of leading strategic planning efforts and building trusting relationships with faculty, staff and students. Kennesaw State President Daniel Papp praises Black as both an academic leader and a fine human being. Black’s appointment is effective Aug. 1, pending the regent’s approval on Friday. Black would succeed Chancellor Kathryn Martin, who retires July 31.