Our Greatest Natural Resource.

“In this Commonwealth, where our greatest natural resource is talent, the one threat to our continued prosperity is untapped potential. The public research university is an investment in ourselves and our future.” 

president meehan in a dark suit with a teal tie standing in front of a building at UMass Lowell

Marty Meehan
President, University of Massachusetts

UMass touches every corner of our Commonwealth.

Economic Impact

From the Chair of the President

What makes the UMass experience so uniquely impactful?

The “From the Chair of the President” series explores exactly that. This video series features UMass students and alumni from all backgrounds and walks of life who talk about how UMass shaped their personal and professional lives and set them on their respective paths to success, all from the chair of, and with commentary from, UMass graduate and president Marty Meehan.

All interviews were conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Recapturing an Indivisible America

In this country, it was said, people could find common ground. Americans were and would always be united. And so it seemed.

UMass President Meehan appoints Dr. Nefertiti Walker as Presidential Advisor on Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Walker to support system-wide collaboration while continuing to serve as UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences receives nearly $95 million to enhance nationally ranked program and facilities

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that as part of Robert and Donna Manning’s recent historic $50 million gift to the University of Massachusetts, $18 million will endow the newly named Robert and Donna Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences.