News: Press Releases

July 3, 2017

Statements from UMass President Martin T. Meehan and UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney on the passing of former UMass Lowell Chancellor William T. Hogan


UMass President's Office: Jeff Cournoyer, 978-935-8521,

UMass Lowell: Jonathan Strunk, 978-935-8082,


President Marty Meehan:

“The University of Massachusetts community was saddened to learn of the passing of former University of Lowell President and UMass Lowell Chancellor William T. Hogan, whose remarkable tenure at the helm of the university was marked by the reinvention of the campus, its academic reputation and its role in the region. Over more than 40 years at the university, including 25 as president and chancellor, he reimagined and redefined it as an engine for economic development that would not only advance the regional economy, but build the industries he knew would be critical to the future of the entire Commonwealth. He also created a model for city-university partnership with the City of Lowell that to this day remains crucial to the success of each. In many ways, Bill Hogan helped define the role of a modern public research university. On behalf of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, we are grateful for his contributions and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

Chancellor Jacquie Moloney:

“Over more than four decades at the Lowell Technological Institute, the University of Lowell, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dr. William T. Hogan led the transformation of an institution that is now among the strongest public research universities in the country. His visionary leadership had an invaluable impact on tens of thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members of Lowell and is a powerful testament to his character and convictions. The UMass Lowell community is deeply saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”