Chancellor Motley Named to “Power 50” List of Influential Bostonians for Fifth Straight Year

Office of Communications | October 13, 2015
Chancellor J. Keith Motley

Chancellor J. Keith Motley

This week, University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley was named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians 2015” for the fifth straight year. This year he was joined by UMass President Martin Meehan, who took office in July.

According to the Boston Business Journal, “The power players in Boston are the ones getting things done and leading change in the Boston economy.” Honorees will be featured in a special journal supplement in November, followed by a celebration at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

The 2015 class of honorees includes significant players in the Greater Boston community from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including Governor Charlie Baker; Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; principal owner of Fenway Sports Group and Boston Globe Media Partners John Henry; chairman, president, and CEO of State Street Corp. Jay Hooley, and Ice Bucket Challenge creator/founder Pete Frates, among others.

Chancellor Motley has been named a “Power 50” player every year the Boston Business Journal has published the list.

“It is an honor to be included among the ranks of so many influential business leaders and dedicated public servants who are committed to pushing Greater Boston to be the best it can be,” Motley said. “Through this award, the Boston Business Journal recognizes the important role UMass Boston plays as the capital city’s urban public research university.”

For the complete list of “Power 50” honorees, visit

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