President Meehan, UMass Foundation to host second annual State of the University address


Contact: Jeff Cournoyer, 978-935-8521,

BOSTON - University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the University of Massachusetts Foundation will host the second annual State of the University address on Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at the UMass Club.

In his remarks, President Meehan will recap the achievements of the past year, highlight his initiatives on college affordability and chart his vision for the future of the university. Attendees will include students, faculty and staff from the five UMass campuses, elected officials and business and civic leaders. Gov. Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Gov. Karyn Polito, Senate President Harriette L. Chandler and House Speaker Robert DeLeo are expected to attend.

The event will be streamed live at, broadcast on Facebook Live at and live tweeted by @UMass and @MartyMeehan using the hashtag #StateofUMass.

Media are asked to RSVP to JoAnn Conley at or 617-287-5538 and to provide any technical requirements.

The UMass Club is located at One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor in Boston. Due to space limitations, the event is invite only.