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February 21, 2017

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


Contact: Jeff Cournoyer, 978-935-8521,

BOSTON – University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the UMass Foundation will host the Inaugural State of the University address on Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. at the UMass Club.

During the address, President Meehan will recap UMass achievements, highlight the importance of UMass to the Commonwealth and share 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 Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo are expected to attend.

The event will be streamed live on, broadcast on Facebook Live at and live tweeted from the UMass Twitter account using the hashtag #StateofUMass.

Media are asked to RSVP to JoAnn Conley at or 617-287-5538 and 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.