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554th Meeting Featuring Martin T. Meehan
October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Marty Meehan is the first undergraduate alumnus to lead the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. On July 1, 2015, he became the university’s 27th president after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as chancellor of UMass Lowell. Meehan embraced a career in public service early in his life. He served as the deputy secretary of state for securities and corporations from 1986 to 1990. In 1991, he became first assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, managing a staff of more than 150, including 80 prosecutors, and establishing an innovative “priority prosecution” policy that targeted hardened criminals. Seeing an opportunity to expand his public service commitment and to serve his nation, Meehan ran for U.S. Congress and was elected to represent the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. After serving 14 years in Congress, Meehan was appointed chancellor of UMass Lowell in 2007. His extraordinary achievements at UMass Lowell led to his appointment as president of the five-campus UMass system in 2015. Meehan resides in Boston and in Seabrook, NH.