I have an important leadership change to share with you, and this is my first opportunity to share it broadly following our record setting #UMassGives event! Effective July 1, 2018, I will assume the role of vice chancellor for development and alumni relations for the UMass Amherst campus.
Even though I often refer to the Isenberg momentum as evidenced by our rise in the rankings, Isenberg is more than any list of accolades. I believe that this is the best job in the world, because of the people, and what we do here at the School of Management. We impact thousands of students and alumni we work with each year, and we make a tremendous impact on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Even better, I get to work with exceptional faculty and staff, but also get to interact with some of the finest students I've ever had the privilege of being around.
Why, then, would I be taking this new position? While Isenberg is a crucial piece of the university's brand, garnering alumni support for the entire university, in all of its forms, is absolutely critical to our future as a top 20 public university, and I'm passionate about playing a role in helping make that happen.
I think the easiest part of this transition is the knowledge that the Isenberg leadership team is exceptional, and I have no doubt that the school is in safe hands. I will work with the team on a smooth handoff over the next few months. Specific information on an interim replacement will be forthcoming.