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James Staros, Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Under his leadership, the Office of the Provost has primary responsibility for the academic missions of the campus in education, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. More...

News & Announcements

  • March 31st, 2014

    It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of John A. Hird, Professor of Political Science & Public Policy and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, as Interim Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, effective April 1, 2014.

  • February 12th, 2014

    The search committee for Commonwealth Honors College Dean has identified Laurie Kramer, Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, as a finalist.  Dr. Kramer will give a presentation to the campus community, Monday, February 24th at 3:15pm in Campus Center, 174-176, and will be available for questions...