Lauded as a visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, academic excellence, and the transformative power of higher education, Dr. Robert E. Johnson was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by a unanimous vote of the UMass Board of Trustees on March 7, 2017. Read more
Inventing Our Future: Vision 2025
A vision is an image of the future we wish to create. Share your ideas as we work together to identify the strategic areas of focus for UMassD's future.
With an unyielding belief that higher education is a public good, Dr. Johnson has dedicated a quarter century of his life to building higher education opportunity for people.
The Agile Future
To educate students successfully, institutions need to be forward thinking and future-focused.
"When you look at UMass Dartmouth as a Tier 1 national research university, the possibilities are unlimited."
Statements regarding DACA
Chancellor Johnson, President Meehan, other UMass chancellors respond to rescinding of DACA
Chancellor Robert E. Johnson: "It's possible."
Message to students, faculty, and staff encourages belief in possibility thinking, succeeding against the odds
Statement by Chancellor Robert E. Johnson
"It is only through civil discourse in a free and open society that we can deprive hate of its oxygen..."