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Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Search

Chancellor Fuller personally charged the search committee and partners at Storbeck Search to find a diverse pool of strong candidates for Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Those efforts yielded a group of 35 highly qualified candidates. After much deliberation, 12 semi-finalists for first-round interviews were selected. The search committee had rich and engaging conversations with all of these individuals and brought four outstanding finalists to campus for full-day visits. The Committee and Chancellor are currently convening.

Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Search Committee Members:

  • Sigal Gottlieb, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research (Co-Chair)
  • Amy Shapiro, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Honors College (Co-Chair)
  • Afsoon Amirzadeh Goghari, Full-Time Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
  • R. Thomas Boone, Professor of Psychology
  • Julie Cahill, Assistant Dean of Students, UMass School of Law
  • Geoffrey Cowles, Associate Professor of Fisheries and Oceanography
  • Melissa Desroches, Assistant Professor of Community Nursing
  • Lance Fiondella, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Dawn Gross, Interim Dean of Library Services
  • A. Lawrence Jenkens, Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Hanan Khamis, Director of Admissions
  • Kellyann Kowalski, Associate Professor of Management
  • Devon Lynch, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Suemy Moreira, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, College of Engineering
  • Joshua Rambut, Doctoral student, Engineering and Applied Science
  • Douglas Roscoe, Professor of Political Science, Director of General Education, Faculty Senate President
  • Frank Scarano, Professor and Chair of Medical and Laboratory Science
  • Kimberly Scott, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Glaucia Silva, Professor of Portuguese
  • Michael Vincent ’25, Undergraduate Student
  • John Williams, Dean, Charlton College of Business

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