President Meehan's Speeches

March 6, 2017

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Thank you to Rob Manning for that introduction. Rob’s devotion to the University of Massachusetts is unparalleled. Rob, we salute you.

I know that everyone in this room has something in common with Rob, and that’s a love of UMass.

Governor Charlie Baker, we are honored by your presence. The Governor established a scholarship at UMass, honoring his grandfather by ensuring that deserving students have access to a world-class education.

June 25, 2016

President Horner, members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished faculty, graduates, family and friends – it is a privilege to be here, on this beautiful campus and to be back in your beautiful country. 
Thank you for your kind invitation and for this honor.When I was here in Athens two years ago, the Greek economy was truly struggling and teetering on brink of disaster. 
The future looked bleak – and there was even a chance your country would leave the EU.

May 16, 2016

Chancellor … Dean Bilek … distinguished members of the faculty … Trustees … honorees, guests and students.

As President, as a UMass graduate, and as a fellow lawyer, I congratulate you and welcome you into this most noble of professions.