Beginning with Convocation on Aug. 31 and running through Thanksgiving recess, Moloney will make a series of campus visits and participate in meetings and forums with students, staff and faculty to identify opportunities and challenges as she leads UMass Lowell into phase two of its 10-year strategic plan, UMass Lowell 2020.
Engagement tours and visits will focus on a wide range of activities and initiatives on campus, including academic and physical master plans and facility renovations. Meetings and open forums will provide an opportunity to solicit ideas from students, faculty and staff for how to meet the goals defined by the 2020 strategic plan, which was updated at its midpoint in July 2015.
“I am looking forward to the ideas that will emerge during the first 90 days of my first academic year as chancellor. We are in the midst of an exciting transformation and have set ambitious goals in our strategic plan. Our success continues to result from effective collaboration between our dedicated faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Moloney.
Moloney will also award Chancellor’s 2020 Challenge Grants, 20 micro grants of up to $1,000 each, to faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members seeking funding for projects that advance the goals outlined in the plan.