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Foundation Board

The UMass Dartmouth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to render financial assistance and aid in the development effort and the educational programs of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Governed by its Board of Directors, the UMass Dartmouth Foundation receives and administers gifts to the University and provides support to the students, faculty and staff through its efforts.

President (ex officio)

Mark A. Fuller, Ph.D.

Vice President (ex officio)

Hanchen Huang
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Executive Director

Dean Hickey
Vice Chancellor, University Advancement

Chair, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board

Jeff Duchemin '88

Vice Chair, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board


Treasurer, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board; Chair, Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee

Joe Cozzolino '87

Assistant Treasurer (ex officio)

Christine Doyle
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Chair, Governance Committee

Esther Emard '75

Chair, Advancement Committee

Richard Lafrance

Clerk (ex officio)

Carol Kozma
Associate Director of Donor Relations


Richard Aubut '75

Joe Augustyn '69

Cassie Canastra '20

Colleen Carney Courtney

Peter deSilva '84

Gerald Hall '63

Robert J. Gauvin '85

Jan H. Reynolds '82

Carl Sittard '87

Dena Xifaras

Directors (ex-officio)

Castell Abner, Jr., JD '97
President, UMass Law Alumni Association

Brian Kelly '88
President, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association

Doug Roscoe
President, Faculty Senate