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UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Officially Inaugurated

UMass Dartmouth

The theme at UMass Dartmouth this week has been a celebration of transformation, and now a plan has been unveiled that captures that idea.

At her official inauguration Thursday afternoon, Chancellor Divina Grossman detailed a number of areas where work needs to be done to maintain UMass Dartmouth as a high-ranking, competitive school.

Her one-year “UMassDTransform2020″ plan addresses many important topics, including the school’s financial status. Chancellor Grossman says the university must focus on fiscal priorities, and ween itself off of taxpayer dollars.

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Building partnerships with local elementary and middle schools to encourage younger people to attend college is also a part of the plan.

Grossman says being more involved in community efforts and expanding research and scholarship programs are other prime areas of focus that will transform the university.

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