LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell, led by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, is ranked among the many prime 12 organizations on the Prime 100 Girls-Led Companies in Massachusetts checklist and the highest-ranked faculty or college for the fourth consecutive yr.
Compiled yearly by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) in partnership with Boston Globe Journal, the rating introduced this morning honors the highest 100 among the many hundreds of companies and organizations led by ladies executives in Massachusetts. Honorees are chosen based mostly on components together with the group’s affect on the area, worker variety, income and different metrics. That is the fourth yr that UMass Lowell has ranked within the prime 15 on the checklist.
“The choice as one of many prime 100 women-led companies in Massachusetts is recognition of the work that every one of UMass Lowell’s staff do on behalf of our college students each day. At the same time as we face a pandemic, the college continues to coach and serve college students, inspiring the following era of leaders,” stated Moloney.
Previous recognition of Moloney’s management at UMass Lowell consists of:
- Chosen as a 2019 finalist for the Massachusetts Know-how Management Council CEO of the Yr;
- Named 2018 Chief Govt HR Champion Award recipient by the School and College Skilled Affiliation for Human Sources;
- Chosen for the “Girls Who Imply Enterprise” honor by the Boston Enterprise Journal in 2017.
Additional, the 2019 Eos Basis report “Girls’s Energy Hole in Larger Schooling” praised UMass Lowell for attaining gender parity throughout numerous ranges of management classes, calling the college a “shining mannequin” for different campuses to emulate.
The house to the Heart for Girls and Work for greater than 20 years, UMass Lowell is main efforts to shut the gender hole throughout the sector of upper training for school in STEM (science, expertise, engineering and math) fields, together with securing a $3.5 million Nationwide Science Basis grant that’s funding the event of latest fashions to deal with this problem.
Moloney – who earned two levels at UMass Lowell and labored her approach up from an entry-level place throughout greater than 30 years on the college – is an internationally acknowledged chief in training. She based UMass Lowell’s on-line training program, rising it to greater than 30,000 enrollments yearly in 62 on-line undergraduate and graduate diploma and certificates packages which have received honors for high quality in teachers and instructing.
An early proponent for integrating entrepreneurship training throughout educational disciplines, Moloney established DifferenceMaker. The award-winning program, a nationwide mannequin for instructing entrepreneurship, engages hundreds of scholars in all majors every year and has led to the launch of greater than 30 corporations and eight patents.
The college operates 4 enterprise incubators for expertise and medical system entrepreneurs within the area and collaborates with ventures from startups to main employers to advance analysis and supply college students with alternatives for real-world expertise.