Chancellor Speaks at White House

Chancellor Javier Reyes was a featured speaker at the White House on Sept. 28, 2023 as the U.S. Department of Education unveiled a new report outlining evidence-based strategies to elevate promising practices that will build inclusive, diverse student bodies in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action.

    “I am honored by the opportunity to lead UMass Amherst.”

    —Javier A. Reyes, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Chancellor Javier Reyes

    UMass Amherst’s 31st leader, Javier Reyes, assumed the role of chancellor on July 1, 2023. He has devoted his career to the cause of public higher education. Leading the university’s remarkable upward trajectory, his vision for a transformative educational experience for all students includes academic and cultural enrichment, empowerment, and success that benefits the commonwealth and beyond.



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