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Kevin Kerwood to Serve as Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

On June 7, the Office of the Chancellor sent the following message to the campus community: 

We are writing today to share the news that Kevin Kerwood has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer for the campus. A national search will be launched in the coming months for this position, and updates will be shared with the community as the process moves forward.

Kevin Kerwood
Kevin Kerwood

Kevin has served as the campus’s Senior Director and Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer for the past three years, having worked earlier in his career at Smith College and Mass Mutual. He assumes this interim role with the departure of Vice Chancellor Bill Brady who has accepted a position as Chief Human Resources Officer at Boise State University in Idaho. Kevin’s experience will be invaluable during this transition period.

Finally, we want to thank Bill Brady for his many contributions since joining UMass in 2017, especially for his efforts during the pandemic and its aftermath, and we wish him the best in his new position.


Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
Chancellor-Elect Javier Reyes