Larry Siegel

Larry Siegel

Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding University Support

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For over three decades, Larry Siegel displayed tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to generations of students, which resulted in the development of a nationally recognized student affairs division.

Biosketch

Larry Siegel joined UMass Lowell in 1986, serving as the university’s first director of residence life. He went on to hold the positions of director of campus life, director of student development, dean of student life and dean of student affairs. Earlier this year, he retired as vice chancellor for student affairs.
For over three decades, Siegel displayed tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to generations of students, which resulted in the development of a nationally recognized student affairs division.  
A fierce advocate for students and social justice, Siegel was the driving force behind the doubling of student housing and expanding the Office of Career Services and its highly regarded co-op program. Working with the Student Affairs team, he redesigned UML’s Wellness Center and Counseling Services, founded its first Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center—and created an infrastructure to support an explosion of student clubs and recreation groups.
Siegel was also central in the acquisition, construction and major renovations of 12 residential and student life facilities.  
A native New Yorker, Siegel received a bachelor of science degree in social welfare from the College of Allied Health at SUNY Stony Brook. He received a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in college student personnel and higher education. He began his career in Residence Life at SUNY Stony Brook and continued at Bowling Green State University and Rutgers University before joining UMass Lowell.