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

  • May 12th, 2017

    Barbara Krauthamer, associate professor of history, has been named Dean of the Graduate School. The appointment, effective May 12, was announced by Provost Katherine Newman.

  • March 13th, 2017

    Michael Eagen has been chosen to be the new Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and will begin his new role on March 13, according to Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.  Eagen will assume most of the responsibilities of John Bryan, who will continue part-time to complete the current round of collective bargaining and will then work on limited projects before retiring.