Breaking ground

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 01, 2013

It’s been a very busy week on campus, and I hope a restful weekend awaits you. You’ve earned it!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the University of Massachusetts Boston hosted the system’s Board of Trustees’ quarterly meeting – a great opportunity to give the board members, other chancellors, and President Robert Caret an update on our campus’s plans and achievements. Thanks in large part to you, I had a lot to brag about: new academic programs, incredible progress on our construction, rising rates of student success, strong partnerships with our community, and more.
After the meeting, some of the attendees joined us at a momentous event: the groundbreaking for General Academic Building No. 1. Though it was cold, windy, and rainy outdoors, it felt like springtime for UMass Boston under our tent. Elected officials, trustees, President Caret, students, faculty, staff, and our construction partners gathered to celebrate a new chapter in UMass Boston’s history – and a further fulfillment of our promise to ensure that our physical facilities match the quality of our campus community.

I’d like to thank everyone in our community who worked hard to make this week’s events come together seamlessly. When a lot of eyes were turned our way, you helped the university shine.