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
Message from Chancellor Johnson
"I begin a new chapter here at UMass Dartmouth with great optimism...I stand with you on the shoulders of so many who have contributed to this institution for generations."
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."
UMass Law students exceed 100,000 hours of community service
Since the establishment of the Commonwealth's first public law school in 2010, its students have contributed nearly $3 million of pro bono legal services and other assistance to community organizations
A message from Chancellor Robert Johnson
"It is an honor for me to join you in this endeavor, and stand with you on the shoulders of so many who have contributed to this institution for generations."
Commencement 2017 honorees announced
NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees, MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad to be awarded honorary degrees. Obama White House Chief Photographer and Dartmouth native Pete Souza, author and LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan to receive Chancellor’s Medals.