The Chancellor’s Advisory Council (CAC) is comprised of dedicated alumni and friends who believe in and actively support the mission and future of UMass Lowell. Members are called upon by the Chancellor to provide expertise, advice and counsel on the strategic direction of the university.


Lorna Boucher

Lorna A. Boucher

BS Business Administration, Marketing & International Management '86
Chief Marketing Officer
Instinet Incorporated
New York, N.Y.

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Lisa A. Brothers

BS Civil Engineering '84
President and CEO
Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
Boston, Mass.

Gregory “Greg” R.  Chiklis is the Chief Executive Officer of MRN Diagnostics in Franklin, Mass.

Gregory “Greg” R. Chiklis

Ph.D. Kennedy College of Sciences ‘92
Chief Executive Officer
MRN Diagnostics
Franklin, Mass.

Gerry Colella

Gerald “Jerry” G. Colella

BS Secondary Education Sociology '78, Honorary Doctorate '19
President and CEO (Retired)
MKS Instruments, Inc.
Andover, Mass.

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Cynthia “Cindy” Camasso Conde

BS Industrial Technology '87, '91, MMS Manufacturing Science '90
CEO and Independent Consultant
New Castle, N.H.

Linda FitzPatrick

Linda R. FitzPatrick

BS Elementary Education '68
SVP & National Business Manager, Charitable Gift Services Division (Retired)
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Boston, Mass.

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William “Bill” C. Geary III

BS Plastics Engineering '80
Attorney/Member (Intellectual Property Practice)
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Mintz Levin)
Boston, Mass.

Adam Hogue

Adam M. Hogue

BA History '03
Managing Partner
Northern Peak Financial
North Andover, Mass.

John Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

BS Mathematics '70, Honorary Doctorate '16
Founder & Treasurer
Calusa Construction
Kennedy Foundation
Naples, Fla.

Lawrence Lin

Lawrence (Chian-Hsiang) Lin

Ph.D. Polymer Science & Plastic Engineering '90
President and CEO
Grand Dynasty Industrial Co, Ltd. (GDI)
Shinjhuang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan R.O.C.

Robert Manning

Robert “Rob” J. Manning

BS Business Administration '84, Honorary Doctorate '11
Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
MFS Investment Management
Boston, Mass.

Joan Marchessault

Joan A. Marchessault

Ed.D Leadership in Schooling '00
Co-Founder, Principal and Senior Consultant
Strategic Leadership Group, Inc.
New Castle, N.H.

William O’Shea '69, '03 (H)

William “Bill” T. O’Shea

BS Electrical Engineering '69, Honorary Doctorate '03
EVP, Corporate Strategy & Marketing (Retired)
Lucent Technologies
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

John Pulichino

John V. Pulichino

BS Industrial Management '67, Honorary Doctorate '14
Executive Chairman and CEO
Group III International, Ltd.
Pompano Beach, Fla.


Janis E. (Erickson) Raguin

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction '92
New England Center for Healthy Minds
Acton, Mass.

Brian Rist

Brian D. Rist

BS Business Administration, Management '77
President & CEO
The Smart Companies
Storm Smart Industries Inc.
Fort Myers, Fla.

Mark Saab

Mark A. Saab

BS Plastics Engineering '81, Honorary Doctorate '13
Founding Trustee
Saab Family Foundation
Lowell, Mass.
Chief Technology Officer (Retired)
Vention Medical
Salem, N.H.

Bhupen Shah

Bhupendra “Bhupen” C. Shah

BSE Electronic Engineering Technology '92
Vice President of Engineering
Acacia Communications, Inc.
Maynard, Mass.

Francis Spinola

Francis “Frank” M. Spinola

BS Chemical Engineering '66, Honorary Doctorate '17
President and CEO (Retired)
Indspec Chemical Corp.
Longboat Key, Fla.

Maura Walsh

Maura A. Walsh

BS Health Services Administration '80
President (Retired)
HCA Inc. Gulf Coast Division
Houston, TX

Jack Wilson

Jack M. Wilson

Honorary Doctoral '19
President Emeritus
University of Massachusetts
University Distinguished Professor
Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, Innovation
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Mass.