The Chancellor

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Randy Helm

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.

Gerry Kavanaugh

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.


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February 2, 2016
National doctoral research status of UMass Dartmouth finalized New Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education released today; UMass Dartmouth only south-of-Boston doctoral research university in Massachusetts
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February 1, 2016
Black History 4 Season’s schedule of events February 4-6 Celebration begins with screening of the PBS documentary followed by public lecture and book signing by Chancellor Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Ranuga
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January 29, 2016
UMass Dartmouth expands celebration of Black History Month to year-round University’s Black History 4 Seasons Council set to plan celebration of Black history throughout the year at UMass Dartmouth