Jim Hermelbracht, a highly regarded administrator with two decades of experience in higher education management, has been selected as the new director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School.
Hermelbracht, who most recently served as director of student activities at Stonehill College, will leave that position later this month to take over leadership of OLLI at UMass Boston, the state’s largest lifelong learning program. He was selected by a six-person search committee that included four OLLI members.
“It would be an understatement to say we are thrilled to welcome Jim to UMass Boston,” said Len Fishman, director of the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School. OLLI is one of four centers at UMass Boston overseen by the institute.
“We were all impressed by Jim’s professional achievements, strong interpersonal skills and his many creative ideas,” Fishman said. “Colleagues described him to us as the person everyone wants to work with to take on challenging projects.”