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Chancellor & Administrative Leadership

Chancellor J. Keith Motley speaks during the $1 million Sanofi and Genzyme partnership announcement.

A Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Boston, Greater Boston’s public research university. Whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, a non-traditional student with a desire to augment your professional credentials, or an organizational leader seeking to partner with a premier research institution in a city famed for its contributions to knowledge, I encourage you to explore this website, learn more about us, and join our community.

UMass Boston is experiencing unprecedented growth in enrollment and research funding. We serve students from an extraordinary range of backgrounds, preparing them to compete and thrive at the highest levels. We are moving forward with physical improvements on our already beautiful waterfront campus, including the new Integrated Sciences Complex, a general academic building, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. As a research institution, we are particularly strong in interdisciplinary approaches to complex urban issues, with vital applications in our home city and around the world. Our community engagement is extensive, deeply rooted, and continually informed by our work as educators and researchers.

Together with a team of faculty, staff, and students committed to excellence and to building the effectiveness, reach, and stature of UMass Boston, I invite you to investigate the academic and student life of this outstanding university, which is ranked among the best in the northeast by The Princeton Review and is part of a system that The Times of London ranks among the best in the world. Distinguished for our growing reputation in research and our heritage of great teaching, profoundly devoted to our local, national, and global constituencies, we are—and will continue to be—the research university with a teaching soul.


J. Keith Motley, PhD

Diversity Presentation

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Chancellor's Reports

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Reviews Schedule for Senior Administrators

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