Bromery speaks at FSU grad

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Dr. Bromery's Ideas Get National Forum Dr. Randolph W. Bromery, the Cumberland-born chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received recent two-fold national publicity. He was featured in an article which appeared in a recent issue of the Christian Science Monitor entitled "Black Chancellor Sets Goals for U. of Massachusetts. When Rep. Silvio 0. Conte of Massachusetts F i r s t District saw the article he inserted it in the Congressional Record for that date. "It is extremely lonely -- being the only black here, one of only a few there, a black among a throng working in a non-black job." So spoke Dr. Randolph W. Bromery, a black, a scientist, * New England migrant, an educator with only four years of full-time c l a s s r o o m ex- perience -- now head of a grow- ing state university of 21,000 stu- dents with a $52 million budget. That's the way the article written by Luix Overbea, staff At FERDINAND'S Your Hunger Stop For orders to go Phone 722-6764 Drive-In Restaurant writer of the Christian Science Monitor began. Mr. Overbea goes on to cite five particular ideas of Dr. Bromery on what a modern university should be. They include attraction of stu- dents who are adult in mind; it should not become a mam- moth education factory turning out computerized graduates; black students and other minori- ties must have greater oppor- tunities for higher education; a chancellor must lend an ear to student desires, needs and trends, and a great university must serve the community, not only through special adult pro- grams but also with imaginative educational options. As one of the first 10 black faculty members at the Univer- sity of Massachusetts, D r Bromery noticed that there were only 33 black undergraduates and twoiblack graduate students on campus in 1967. Today the university has nearly 50 black faculty members, about 800 un- dergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The 1972 class had 50 black graduates more than the total number of blacks graduated in the univer sity's previous history. Dr. Bromery is the oldest son of Lawrence R. Bromery, 211 Carroll Street. He returned to his home county on May 28 to speak at the annual commence- ment of Frostburg State College and received an honorary de. gree, only the second in the college's history. Some ucky :ine I 'or And mine) did. I ence tions, t _No [f mows ler soon. ;y," ost find cate effect. mals, ost

Clipped from Cumberland Evening Times03 Jul 1972, MonPage 14

Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, Maryland)03 Jul 1972, MonPage 14
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