Aug 27, 2016

Professor John Hagelin Named President of Maharishi University of Management


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Maharishi University of Management

June 24, 2016

Professor John Hagelin Named President of Maharishi University of Management

FAIRFIELD, IA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2016) - Physics professor John Hagelin has been named president of Maharishi University of Management by the MUM board of trustees, effective September 12 when current president Bevan Morris retires.

The announcement was made during the 2016 commencement exercises on Saturday, June 18.

Dr. Hagelin has been a physics professor at MUM since 1984, and has also served as honorary chair of the board of trustees. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from Harvard University in 1981 and then completed post-doctoral fellowships at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

He has made major contributions to grand unified field theory, fundamental particle physics, and cosmology, publishing over 70 papers in journals such as Physics Letters, Nuclear Physics, and the Physical Review.

Dr. Hagelin also heads the US organization that teaches the Transcendental Meditation technique, and is the president of the David Lynch Foundation, which teaches Transcendental Meditation to at-risk students, veterans, victims of abuse, the homeless, refugees, inmates, and other highly stressed populations.

Dr. Hagelin was a third-party candidate for president of the United States in 1992, 1996, and 2000, representing the Natural Law Party. His 1998 book Manual for a Perfect Government describes how it is possible to solve social problems and enhance governmental achievements through educational programs that develop human consciousness, and through policies and programs that effectively harness the laws of nature. He is also the director of MUM's Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy.

In addition, Dr. Hagelin is the international president of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an organization founded in 2005 by scientists with the goal of preventing terrorism and war and promoting global peace.

Dr. Morris has been president of MUM since 1980, one of the longest-serving university presidents in the US. Under his stewardship the university expanded from about 550 students to nearly 1,700 today. He also oversaw the addition of a range of graduate programs at both the master's and PhD levels. He will now step into the new position of International President of Maharishi Universities of Management, overseeing the creation of Consciousness-Based universities worldwide.

"We look forward to a seamless transition, since Dr. Hagelin is eminently well qualified to step into this new role," said MUM executive vice-president Craig Pearson. "Dr. Morris has been an extraordinary leader, and Dr. Hagelin clearly has a track record of leadership and brilliance."

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:
Katie Kelafant
Maharishi University of Management
1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield, IA 52557
kkelafant@mum.edu

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