About the Office

The UMass Amherst Office of the Chancellor is responsible for fulfilling the University of Massachusetts Amherst's mission while managing the university's growth and academic excellence. A leader to students, faculty, and staff, the chancellor creates initiatives that help shape the university’s future as a world-class institution.


Chancellor Javier Reyes

UMass Amherst’s 12th chancellor, Javier Reyes, assumed the role on July 1, 2023. He has devoted his career to the cause of public higher education. Leading the university’s remarkable upward trajectory, his vision for a transformative educational experience for all students includes academic and cultural enrichment, empowerment, and success that benefits the commonwealth and beyond.


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