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UMass Dartmouth Office of the Chancellor Jean M. MacCormack records

Identifier: URC-097


  • 1984-2012
  • Majority of material found in 2006-2012


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Selected personnel files are restricted.

Biographical / Historical

Jean F. MacCormack was named chancellor of UMass Dartmouth on February 7, 2001, after serving as interim chancellor since September 1999. Prior to joining the Dartmouth campus, she had extensive senior leadership experience at UMass Boston, which she served as deputy chancellor and vice chancellor for administration and finance for 11 years, and as the interim chancellor in 1995.

MacCormack joined the UMass Boston administration in 1980 as director for the Institute for Learning and Teaching. In that capacity, she led the expansion and development of the university’s K-12 outreach programs with the support of $4 million in annual external funds. Under her direction, the institute established the nationally recognized Title II science teacher-training program Harbor Explorations.

In 1982, MacCormack became associate dean and then acting dean of the Graduate College of Education that was established when Boston State College merged with UMass Boston. She played a significant role in shaping the new college and its programs.

In 1988, she was appointed vice chancellor of administration and finance at UMass Boston, with primary responsibility for fiscal and operations resources as well as administrative services. Her role was expanded in 1996 when she was appointed deputy chancellor with responsibility for campus-wide and system-based projects.

MacCormack earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and fine arts from Emmanuel College, and a master’s and doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

As chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, she was responsible for guiding the continued growth and excellence of the only university serving the Southeastern region of Massachusetts. She retired from her role as chancellor in 2012, but went on to serve as interim president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate from 2014-2018.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Office of the Chancellor in 3 accessions, in May 2012, July 2012, and July 2014.

Accession # 12-12, 13-06 and 15-02.

UMass Dartmouth Office of the Chancellor Jean M. MacCormack records
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Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA