Julie Chen highlighted the importance of making an impact during her formal inauguration as UMass Lowell chancellor, a two-day celebration that helped raise $2.6 million for her new Fund for Student Success.
A one-on-one interview between Chancellor Julie Chen and CBS Boston, this segment is part of a month-long tribute the outlet is producing to highlight local female leaders throughout Women’s History Month.
While UMass Lowell transitioned to a new leader in July, its continued place among the leading women-led businesses in Massachusetts remained constant. The university ranks No. 20 in The Women’s Edge 2022 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.
The university celebrated Lowell’s culture, diversity and history at “September in the City,” a festival that drew hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members to JFK Plaza for free food, music and more.
After 25 years of empowering UMass Lowell students and communities through education and innovation, Julie Chen was unanimously approved as the university’s next chancellor — a move that received sweeping praise from students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Julie Chen, who has served as UMass Lowell’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation since 2016 and has been a member of the faculty since 1997, was named Chancellor of the nearly 18,000-student national research university.