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OCTOBER 2, 2016 • ISSUE 360

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Dr. Morris speaking at the 2016 Founder’s Day celebration
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Dr. Morris passing the torch to Dr. Hagelin
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Dr. Morris receiving an honorary post-doctoral degree in Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology, designed by Maharishi for those who have reached an unprecedented level of knowledge and experience in Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology
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Dr. Hagelin receiving the same honorary degree as Dr. Morris
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A fireworks display concluding the Founder’s Day celebration
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President Bevan Morris Passes the Torch to John Hagelin

Renowned physicist John Hagelin, Ph.D., became president of Maharishi University of Management on Founder’s Day, September 12. Although his presidency just became official, Dr. Hagelin began implementing changes on campus during the summer, after the MUM board of trustees named him as the successor to Bevan Morris.

Dr. Morris retired after 36 years as president and has recently taken on a new role as international president of Maharishi Universities of Management, a position given to him by Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam. In this capacity he will assist in the creation of more Consciousness-BasedSM universities and build collaborations with other institutions globally. He will also continue in his role as prime minister of the Global Country of World Peace, which includes helping to oversee Transcendental Meditation organizations in countries around the world.

“Dr. Morris’s contributions over the past 36 years have been extraordinary,” said Craig Pearson, vice president of academic affairs. “His leadership has been crucial to the University’s growth and success.”

As one of his first priorities, Dr. Hagelin began to reorganize the University administration. Craig Pearson, who has served as executive vice president for 18 years, was named vice president of academic affairs. Scott Herriott was named provost. Brad Mylett is now vice president for development and alumni affairs, and Tom Brooks is vice president of operations. Rod Eason had earlier been named vice president of enrollment management and marketing.

In order to promote MUM more widely and raise enrollment, Dr. Hagelin has also brought in members of his team at the Maharishi Foundation, the organization responsible for teaching the Transcendental Meditation® technique in the U.S. They have greatly increased the number of people learning Transcendental Meditation in recent years and are now consulting with MUM.

“My mission is to continue and, if possible, accelerate the momentum of achievement on the foundation Dr. Bevan Morris has laid,” said Dr. Hagelin. He has also said that a priority will be the physical campus, including the continuing upgrade areas such as residence halls and campus grounds.

Speaking of Dr. Hagelin’s qualifications for this new role, Dr. Morris said, “He is tops in knowledge, both in science and Maharishi Vedic Science, a charismatic and inspiring figure, and has proven his administrative and marketing skills by increasing the number of people learning the Transcendental Meditation technique tenfold in just a few years.”

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