Committee Members

On August, 2, 2019, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees appointed the following individuals to the UMass Boston Chancellors Search Committee.

  • Chair: R. Norman Peters, vice chair, UMass Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chair: Jean Rhodes, Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
  • Joseph B. Berger, professor of education and dean of the College of Education and Human Development
  • Lisa Calise, senior vice president for administration and finance, UMass
  • Richard P. Campbell,* former member, UMass Board of Trustees; member, UMass Boston Board of Visitors
  • Julie Chen, vice chancellor for research and innovation, UMass Lowell
  • Linda Dorcena Forry, vice president for diversity and inclusion, Suffolk Construction; former member, Massachusetts House and Senate
  • Rafael Jaen, associate professor; chair, Department of Performing Arts
  • Michael Johnson, professor and chair, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School
  • Robert Lewis Jr., founder and president, The Base
  • Joyce Linehan,* Chief of Policy and Planning for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
  • Arthur Mabbett,* member, UMass Boston Board of Visitors
  • Jill Macoska, Alton J. Brann Endowed Distinguished Professor in Science & Mathematics & Cancer Biology and Director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy
  • Imari K. Paris Jeffries,* member, UMass Board of Trustees, executive director, Parenting Journey
  • Jeffrey Sánchez,* Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, former member Massachusetts House, former chair, House Committee on Ways & Means
  • C. Eduardo Siqueira, MD, associate professor of Environment and Public Health, School for the Environment, coordinator of Transnational Brazilian Project, Mauricio Gastón Institute of Latino Community Development and Public Policy
  • Sara Tariq, former student member, UMass Board of Trustees
  • Linda Thompson, dean and professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Steven A. Tolman,* member, UMass Board of Trustees; president, Massachusetts AFL-CIO; former member Massachusetts House and Senate
  • Kahrim Wade, manager, Quinn Graphics; 2015 Chancellor’s Achievement Award recipient; current UMass Boston student
  • Samantha Zeno, UMass Boston Student Body President

* UMass Boston graduate