2022 2022: President Meehan's State of the University 2022
President Meehan's State of the University 2022

Watch President Meehan's full 2022 State of the University address to the UMass community.

Dear Members of the UMass community,
I am pleased to present my 2022 State of the University address today as we approach the culmination of our academic year. As an alumnus of the university and a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, I am inspired by our five nationally recognized universities that annually educate 75,000 students, generate nearly $700 million of research, and drive $7.5 billion of economic activity across the Commonwealth – from our capital city of Boston to the Pioneer Valley, from the SouthCoast to the Merrimack Valley, and through the burgeoning city of Worcester.
Our leadership teams, faculty, staff and students have answered the call to keep our communities healthy and safe, our students progressing toward their degrees, and our university on solid financial ground throughout a two-year global pandemic. As we emerge from this extraordinary challenge, I want to advance a conversation about the future – for the University of Massachusetts in particular and higher education in general – and our collective obligation as centers of learning, discovery and reason to confront challenges that our country and the world face.

Thank you for all that you do to support the University of Massachusetts.


Marty Meehan
President, University of Massachusetts