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.

  • Inauguration Celebration

    Events to mark the Inauguration of Chancellor Johnson are planned for April 17-20, 2018.

  • Biography

    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.

  • Leadership Philosophy

    "When you look at UMass Dartmouth as a Tier 1 national research university, the possibilities are unlimited."