Chancellor & Administrative Leadership
A Message from the Chancellor
Boston is recognized far and wide as a world capital of higher education—a place where tens of thousands of students from every nation, cultural background, and socioeconomic status come to pursue their dreams. No matter what our other differences, our presence here demonstrates a shared devotion to learning, understanding, and service to the global community.
In this arena of educational excellence, it is a special responsibility to be Boston’s urban public research university. The founders of the University of Massachusetts Boston declared their mission simply and clearly: This school is to be Boston’s public institution offering an education equal to the best found at any private university; to be accessible for every student with the capability and desire to pursue higher education; and to stand with the city in a shared commitment to public service.
More than fifty years later, these founding principles continue to guide us, and we grow and evolve. The UMass Boston campus looks different every day, with new academic buildings offering unparalleled learning and research opportunities for our students, and our first residence hall rising on the shoreline. We remain committed to pursuing responsible growth that increases student achievement while remaining true to our mission and working collaboratively with our sister campuses and our state and local partners.
UMass Boston has recently been recognized for academic excellence by U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and other esteemed sources. And we know the best is yet to come. I encourage you to explore our website, learn more about our award-winning, world-class programs, and picture yourself or your loved one as the next UMass Boston success story.
Barry Mills, JD, PhD