July 7, 2022
Last week, the University of Massachusetts Global named a new chancellor to lead the institution as it attempts to grow its presence nationally and internationally.
The board selected David Andrews, who has served as UMass Global’s interim chancellor since May. Before that, Andrews was the president of National University, a nonprofit adult-serving institution in Southern California, from 2016 to 2021, during which time student enrollment grew from about 30,000 students to 45,000 students. Andrews also previously served as the dean of Johns Hopkins University’s education school from 2010 to 2016.
The University of Massachusetts created UMass Global last year by acquiring Brandman University, a private nonprofit based in California, from Chapman University. It is now affiliated with the University of Massachusetts system but operates as a private institution. It has its own board of regents, although several members overlap with the University of Massachusetts system’s trustees.
Andrews laid out a vision for UMass Global to become “the leading open access institution of service to the traditionally underserved” when he was hired on a permanent basis.