New Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy this week thanked the campus community for the warm welcome given to him and his family and expressed his enthusiasm for his new role as the campus’s leader.
In a July 2 broadcast e-mail, Subbaswamy said, “Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet with many of you. In the coming months, I look forward to expanding that circle considerably as I sit down with faculty, students, the faculty senate, our campus unions and a host of individuals and groups, both on campus and beyond.”
He added, “I continue to be impressed with the level of expertise and dedication that defines UMass Amherst. Through this intersection of excellence and discipline, you have all accomplished a tremendous amount over the past few years, and I look forward to working with each of you – faculty, students and staff – as we continue that strong trajectory of upward momentum.”
The message was signed “Swamy.”
Subbaswamy officially took office on July 1, succeeding Robert C. Holub, who had served as chancellor since 2008.