The Honorary Co-Chairs, Campaign Co-Chairs, and Campaign Leadership Council of UMass Rising are individuals who are as much a part of UMass Amherst as the foundation upon which we are built.

These dedicated men and women share our mission of the highest quality education for all and so firmly believe in our ability to spur change in the world. We are grateful for their commitment, their vision, and their participation in UMass Amherst’s continued rise.

Honorary Co-Chairs

Bill Cosby
’72MEd, ’76EdD, '86HON
Kenneth R. Feinberg
’67, ’02HON
Jack Smith
‘60, '93HON
Jack Welch
‘57, '82HON

Campaign Co-Chairs

Douglas Berthiaume
‘71, '05HON
David Fubini
‘76
Robert Epstein
‘67
Eugene Isenberg
‘50, '00HON
In Memoriam

Campaign Leadership Council

Kumble R. Subbaswamy
Chancellor
Michael A. Leto
Vice Chancellor, Development & Alumni Relations
John A. Armstrong
'03HA
Joan Barksdale
'66
Lorrey Bianchi
'69
Peter L. Bloom
'78
George R. Ditomassi Jr.
’57, ‘96HON
Paul S. Doherty
Wendy Evans
'79
Benjamin R. Happ
'98
Melvin Howard
'57
Pamela M. Jacobs
'69
James “Jess” Kane
'70
Richard M. Kelleher
'73
Robert M. Mahoney
'70
Charlene Mazer
'81 MS
Charles Moran
Professor Emeritus
Gordon N. Oakes Jr.
’63, ’88HON
Jaime Pereira
'76
Pat Reid Ponte
'76
Christine Savage
'92
John N. Spinney Jr.
'87
Eileen Cahill
'98 MEd
John S. Kendzierski
'78
Rafael D. Guzman
'88
Michael S. Sarli
'75
Karen O. Moore
'89 MS