provides leadership for carrying out the campus educational mission. Jacquie Moloney has served as Chancellor of UMass Lowell since August 2015. The Chancellor is advised by an Executive Cabinet
, consisting of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning and Vice Chancellors of Research and Innovation, University Relations, and Advancement.
The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer
. The provost is assisted by three vice provosts: vice provost for student success, vice provost for innovation & workforce development and vice provost for faculty success; as well as by the deans of the academic colleges, the dean of enrollment management and the dean of academic services. He is advised by a Deans’ Council that meets regularly to review and develop policies and monitor progress related to student retention, student success, and the development of new academic initiatives.
The basic unit of campus organization is the academic department. Each academic department has departmental chair with wide ranging responsibilities. Academic departments are organized into colleges. The university has seven colleges/schools, each with its own dean and associate and/or assistant dean: College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Graduate School of Education; Francis College of Engineering; Manning School of Business; College of Health Sciences; College of Sciences; and Honors College.
report directly to the Provost. The Division of Online and Continuing Education closely coordinates with chairs of the departments that offer the corresponding programs in the day school.
Opportunities for faculty and students to influence governance are provided through the following units:
In addition, faculty are involved in the UMass Lowell 2020
strategic planning committees and students also serve as members on a number of university committees.