Lauded as a visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, academic excellence, and the transformative power of higher education, Dr. Robert E. Johnson became Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on July 1, 2017.
Biography and Leadership Philosophy
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.
As chief executive officer of the campus, the Chancellor provides leadership in all areas of campus life, from academics and student affairs to the advancement of the university and the region.
Stay up-to-date with Chancellor Johnson. Communications from the Chancellor include blog posts, news articles, interviews, speeches, videos, reports, and presentations.
Campus Master Plan
Inventing our future: a comprehensive new facilities and land use master plan will guide the development of an evolving UMass Dartmouth.
UMass Dartmouth bestows honor on President of Portugal, strengthens relationships with Portuguese universities
Chancellor Robert E. Johnson presents Chancellor’s Medal to President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at State House ceremony, signs higher education agreements aboard tall ship Sagres
Chancellor Robert E. Johnson urges students to “fight for their dreams”
The following are the prepared remarks by Dr. Robert E. Johnson for his inauguration as Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth on April 20, 2018
UMass Dartmouth “Inventing Our Future” week scheduled for April 17-20
Events designed to demonstrate the strengths and achievements of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the region; Chancellor Robert E. Johnson to be inaugurated as 10th leader of the university April 20