Campus Leadership

Jacqueline Moloney, Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education

Jacqueline Moloney, Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education

Executive Vice Chancellor; Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
University Crossing, Suite 400


Jacqueline Moloney was appointed executive vice chancellor for the University of Massachusetts Lowell in April 2007 and is the first woman to serve in this role in the history of the institution. As executive vice chancellor she has played a vital role in developing the university’s strategic plan which has led to a dramatic transformation of the institution. In addition, she oversees the university’s engagement in economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives, Student Affairs and the Division of Online and Continuing Education. 

Moloney is known for her entrepreneurial and collegial leadership style. She has previously served in numerous capacities at the university, including dean of Continuing Studies, Corporate and Online Education and the founding director of the Centers for Learning. Under her leadership, the Continuing Studies Division became a $40 million operation which has achieved a national reputation for excellence and is the recipient of three Sloan-C awards. 

Working with the Deshpande Foundation, Moloney has launched numerous initiatives around Innovation and Entrepreneurship and was a co-chair of the 2012 Deshpande Symposium for Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities at UMass Lowell. 

Moloney was named to the Sloan Consortium’s inaugural class of Sloan-C Fellows for her distinguished service and leadership in the field of online education in 2010. In 2009, she was recognized with the Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual from Sloan-C. 

Moloney is also the recipient of the Girls Inc. of Lowell’s Woman of the Year, the Lowell Sun’s inaugural Salute To Women and the House of Hope Volunteer Award. She remains active in the community and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lowell General Hospital, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Enterprise Bank.

Moloney is a member of the Graduate School of Education faculty, where she received her doctorate in 1992. She has authored numerous scholarly articles on the development of online programs, the use of technologies in the classroom; cross-disciplinary approaches to curriculum reform; and the organizational reform of higher education.