UMass Dartmouth Interim Chancellor appointed

Jan 12, 2021

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is getting an interim chancellor next week after UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor for Advancement Mark Fuller was named to the position on Jan. 12.

A press release from the UMass system announcing Fuller’s appointment stated that he will start his new position on Jan. 19.

Fuller will replace current Acting Chancellor Mark Preble, who was named to the position in August 2020 following the departure of former UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson in June.

Johnson left for a new position as president of Western New England University after just three years in Dartmouth.

In the announcement UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy praised Fuller’s 12 years of service at the university.

Fuller has led advancement efforts at Amherst since 2018. He had previously served as dean of the Isenberg School of Management for nine years.

“I hate to lose an accomplished leader like Mark from our campus, but as a part of the broader UMass team, I know that he will do exceptional work for UMass Dartmouth and I applaud President Marty Meehan on this important selection,” Subbaswamy said. “It has been a privilege to work with Mark and watch him engage students, faculty, alumni, donors, and external partners in transforming our business school, and then in his role as vice chancellor.”