Former MassDOT Secretary and Chancellor Motley to Address UMass Boston Convocation

Office of Communications | September 16, 2015
Former MassDOT Secretary and Chancellor Motley to Address UMass Boston Convocation

Chancellor Motley to Deliver Convocation Address

Chancellor J. Keith Motley will deliver his convocation address on Thursday, September 17, which will highlight UMass Boston’s humble beginnings, 50 years of growth in academic resources and its diverse student body, and the priorities that will shape the university into the future.

UMass Boston’s Fall 2015 Convocation begins at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Motley speaks at 9 a.m., while Jeffrey B. Mullan will take the stage at 11 a.m. A student barbecue at the Integrated Sciences Complex will follow the speaking program.

Jeffrey B. MullanMullan, partner at Foley Hoag, LLC, and the former secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, will speak on “The Physical Environment and Human Development."

Mullan has more than 25 years of experience working at the highest levels on transportation and redevelopment projects in Massachusetts and New England. From 2009 to 2011, Mullan served as secretary of transportation under Governor Deval L. Patrick.  He was a principal architect in creating the Department of Transportation, a merger of the state’s surface transportation agencies. He currently serves as a member of the UMass Board of Trustees.

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