Led by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, UML is tops among educational institutions

UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and members of her executive team
UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, third from left, and her executive leadership team.


Contact: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu and Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or Nancy_Cicco@uml.edu

LOWELL, Mass. – For the second straight year, UMass Lowell, led by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, is among the best women-led businesses in Massachusetts.

Ranked No. 7 – and for the second-straight year the highest-ranked educational institution – the university was again in the top 10 among the 2018 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts announced this morning by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe Magazine. UMass Lowell ranked No. 4 in 2017.

The ranking by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), in partnership with The Boston Globe Magazine, honors the top 100 of the thousands of businesses and organizations led by women executives in Massachusetts. In addition to looking at each organization’s impact on the region, TCI also considered UMass Lowell’s increasing employee diversity, Moloney’s 60-percent-women leadership team as well as revenue and other financial metrics.

“UMass Lowell’s culture of success and excellence is driven by its employees. As the achievements of our students, researchers and alumni have grown in recent years, so, too, has the university’s stature on a national stage,” Moloney said. “We’re proud of our positive impact in the Commonwealth as we continue to educate the next generation of leaders.”

This recognition follows other major honors for UMass Lowell’s chancellor. Moloney was one of 10 finalists for the 2018 CEO of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the recipient of the 2018 Chief Executive HR Champion Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. In 2017, Moloney was recognized as one of seven prominent “Women Who Mean Business” by the Boston Business Journal. 

Other institutional highlights include:

  • For the last three years, UMass Lowell has been one of the 10 fastest-growing public doctoral universities in the country, as tracked by The Chronicle of Higher Education;
  • The UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work is celebrating its 20th anniversary of producing research and scholarship that empowers women;
  • The university is the home of Making WAVES, a five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation-funded initiative to advance women in STEM; 
  • UMass Lowell hosts more than 200 women each summer at its annual Women’s Leadership Conference;
  • UMass Lowell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 80 public research universities in the United States. 

The Top 100 ranking was announced at a breakfast honoring the winning organizations today. It will be published in Boston Globe Magazine’s “Women and Power” edition on Sunday, Oct. 28.

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe. www.uml.edu