As the Leaves Turn, a Fresh Start Begins

Dean Ludwig

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of the academic year! As we emerge from the extraordinary challenge that the pandemic brought to our lives, I am full of promise and hope for the future.

The recent announcement from the Biden-Harris administration on the plan for student debt relief is welcome news to many.  As a first-generation college student and parent, I know firsthand how critical it is for higher education to be within your means.  I firmly believe in UMass Lowell’s commitment to delivering a high-quality, affordable education that can transform students’ lives for the better.

While we embark on this new academic year, we are also embracing a new chancellor. I am honored to work alongside Dr. Julie Chen to empower our students and community through world-class education and innovation.

The entire Graduate, Online & Professional Studies team is excited to start the academic year. I am sincere when I say we are here to support you on your academic journey. Please do not hesitate to contact the GPS team or me if you need help.

Best wishes for a successful Fall,

Nancy Ludwig, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Dean, Graduate, Online & Professional Studies