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Requesting the Chancellor

Photo of Chancellor J. Keith MotleyJ. Keith Motley, PhD

J. Keith Motley is the eighth chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, a research university with 11 colleges and graduate schools and 17,000 students.   Chancellor Motley oversees an ambitious strategic planning initiative to enhance the university’s academic offerings and research enterprise, grow enrollment to meet the increasing demand for a well-educated workforce, and similarly build the university as a resource of knowledge and public service. Dr. Motley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern University and a doctor of philosophy from Boston College. He also holds an honorary degree awarded by Northeastern University. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Upward Bound Program. He is married to Angela Motley and is the proud father of Keith Allyn, Kayla Iman, and Jordan Kiara. For a full biography, please visit the chancellor's page.


Chancellor Request

If you have an upcoming event at which you would like the chancellor to have a role (welcoming remarks, keynote speech, etc) please fill out and submit the electronic Chancellor Request Form as soon as possible and at least 3 weeks prior to your event. Once his schedule is reviewed a member of his staff will contact you to confirm or deny the request. If you have any questions you may contact the office at 617.287.6800.


When the chancellor is present at your event, please be aware of the following protocol: