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Chancellor Divina Grossman

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Dr. Divina Grossman is the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a position she has held since July 1, 2012.  Previously, she was at Florida International University, where she was the Founding Vice President for Engagement and prior to that, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Nursing.

At UMass Dartmouth, Dr. Grossman’s leadership has resulted in the development of UMassDTransform2020, the campus strategic plan, focusing on the transition of the University from a regional Master’s institution to a national Doctoral Research University.

During Chancellor Grossman’s tenure, the campus has completed an award-winning renovation of the Claire T. Carney Library, built the Elizabeth A. Pennington Nursing Simulation Laboratory and the Hall-Hildreth Innovation, Design, Art, and Engineering Studio, and expanded the Fitness Center. She has ushered an era of transparent communication and shared decision-making and added representation of faculty and students in senior leadership meetings.

Chancellor Grossman serves on the Executive Committee of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, chairs the Connect Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership, and recently completed her term as National Advisory Committee Member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Nursing.

Dr. Grossman holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas.