Peyton Randolph Helm appointed interim Chancellor at UMass Dartmouth
UMass President Marty Meehan announced that he has appointed former Muhlenberg College President Peyton Randolph (Randy) Helm as the interim chancellor of UMass Dartmouth. Dr. Helm will conclude other commitments and join the campus full time on March 15.
Mr. Gerry Kavanaugh is serving as UMass Dartmouth's Acting Chancellor until Dr. Helm’s arrival in March. Kavanaugh has served as UMass Dartmouth’s senior vice chancellor for strategic management since September 2014. He has served in numerous capacities throughout his career. He previously served as chief of staff and chief economic adviser for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and had founded and served as CEO of several SouthCoast ventures.