Katherine S. Newman assumed the office of Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the Fall of 2014.  The Chief Academic Officer of the campus, she provides leadership for the mission of the University in education, research, service and the impact of UMass in the community and the state of Massachusetts.

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News & Announcements

  • July 29th, 2015

    A search has been launched for Dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences.  The search committee is co-chaired by Dean Marjorie Aelion, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Steve Goodwin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.  Search committee members are Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration; Professor Aura Ganz, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Distinguished Professor Lila Gierasch,  Biochemistry and...

  • April 16th, 2015

    Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African-American studies at Dartmouth College, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College beginning July 1. Previously, she was professor of English and director of Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and professor of English and associate dean of the faculty at Vassar College.