The appointment of Matthew Luce '91, of Boston, as Regent of the University, to succeed Edward Deshon Brandegee '81, of Boston, was announced Saturday. Mr. Brandegee resigned his office last August to take up Red Cross work. Mr. Luce had recently assumed the duties of the Regency, but was not officially appointed until Saturday.
Mr. Luce has been during the war assistant secretary of the Massachusetts Food Administration. He is a trustee of the Massachusetts Training Schools, and of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and has for many years been engaged in the wool business as a member of the firm of Luce and Manning.
Duties of the Regent.
The duties of the Regent are those of a University Officer exercising a general supervision over the conduct and welfare of the students, his particular duty being to direct the proctors who reside in University buildings or in buildings to which the superintendence of the University extends. The chief purposes of this office are to relieve the work of the Dean's Office and to endeavor to develop the office of proctor into one of closer relationship with those undergraduates with whom the proctor should come in contact.