The University of Massachusetts Amherst



The Office of the Provost shares news and announcements with the campus community on behalf of the Provost and Academic Affairs leadership. Please find below a selection of recent communications as well as resources for communications support.

News & Announcements

Chancellor Subbaswamy announced to the UMass Amherst community to announce that Provost Tricia Serio will be leaving UMass Amherst at the end of July to join the University of Washington as their provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

Provost Tricia Serio is pleased to announce an internal search for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Mount Ida Campus, a newly created leadership position to support the growth and development of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.

Provost Tricia Serio is pleased to announce that four UMass Amherst faculty have been selected to receive the lifetime honorific of Provost Professor: Kenneth Carter, Robert DeConto, Edie Meidav, and Shelly Peyton.


Provost Serio's Communications

Read select communications from Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tricia Serio.


Share Your News

Academic Affairs community members: Do you have news you'd like share?
We'd like to hear about your:

  • Successes, awards, and accomplishments;
  • Professional research;
  • Community and public engagement activity;
  • Exhibitions, performances, and creative endeavors;
  • Appointments and fellowships;
  • Articles (that you've written or are featured in);
  • Video, podcast recordings, social media profiles;
  • any other news you'd like to share!

Please send a description of your news, any accompanying photos or videos, links, and point of contact information to Communications Director Jen Reil.

Communications Support

As representatives of the University, we uphold the standards of the UMass Amherst brand guide set by University Relations and the Chancellor's Office.


UMass Amherst has transitioned to Salesforce Marketing Cloud as the University's primary digital communications platform. University Relations provides centralized support for mass communications sent to campus constituents (faculty, staff, students, etc.). Academic departments/offices are encouraged to work directly with their college/school/unit communications staff.

The Office of the Provost supports a limited number of email requests. The projects we assist with must be in line with strategic priorities within Academic Affairs. Due to constraints, we are not be able to assist with all requests.

To submit an email request for consideration, fill out the Provost's Office Email Request Form.
Please allow for at least two weeks before your preferred email send date.


UMass faculty, librarians, staff, and students can contact Communications Director Jen Reil with any updates or feedback for the Provost's Office website.