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Steering Committee

As part of UMass Lowell's transition from Division II to Division I, a steering committee and three subcommittees are intended to assist in reaching that goal.

  • Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor
  • Don Pierson, Committee Chair, Provost
  • Dana Skinner, Director of Athletics
  • Sandra Niedergall, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA 
  • Clara Orlando*, Director of Equal Opportunity & Outreach/Title IX Coordinator
  • Stephen McCarthy*, Faculty Athletics Representative
  • Lauren Turner*, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach
  • Amanda Robinson, UMass Lowell Student Trustee
  • Taelour Murphy, Cross Country, Track & Field Student-Athlete
  • Steve Rogers, Senior Director of Development
  • Patricia McCafferty, Vice Chancellor for University Relations
  • Joanne Yestramski, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
  • Larry Siegel, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & University Events
  • Jeffrey Cournoyer, Executive Director of Public Affairs
  • Tom Taylor, Dean of Enrollment & Student Success
  • Maria Sheehy, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Affairs & Compliance
  • Jon Geanakos, UMass Lowell Alumnus
  • Peter Michelson, Legal Counsel to the President’s Office
  • John Ting, Vice Provost for Enrollments
  • Julie Alig, Director, Institutional Research
  • Michael Carter, Professor & Chair of Economics Department
  • Kristine Botto Drust, UMass Lowell Alumna
  • James Canning, Dean, Honors College & Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Sima Suon, Cross Country, Track & Field Student-Athlete
  • Jared Zaniewski, Men’s Lacrosse Student-Athlete
*subcommittee member