Inspired by his Students:
Professor Bill Hagar
For the past four decades much of Professor of Biology and Associate Dean Bill Hagar's fulfillment has resulted from teaching at UMass Boston. He has witnessed a multitude of changes over the years, from student demographics, learning styles, technologies, and pedagogy, to UMass Boston's expansion into a major research university.
Hagar believes that while the university has grown immensely in size, it has not sacrificed its commitment to excellence. For him, the constant has been the hunger our students bring to realize their potential and the camaraderie faculty and staff shares to nurture their aspirations.
In addition to the enormous contributions Hagar makes through inspiring students to love biology and mentoring them toward success, he engages with UMass Boston's mission by supporting several scholarships.
He is also the 2014-2015 faculty and staff ambassador for the UMass Boston Fund.
"I invite you to join the 17% of our faculty and staff who annually support the UMass Boston Fund. I’m told that this is quite a feat in the realm of public higher education, and it illustrates the devotion we share for student success, research that matters, and public service," Hagar says.
An Easy Way to Make a Big Difference
Payroll deduction is an easy way to make a one-time or on-going gift. Whether your gift is $5 per pay period or $40 per pay period (to reach Chancellor's Council membership), giving via payroll deduction is convenient and makes your contribution to the university go further.
A $5 bi-weekly gift could cover up to 5 hours of tutoring, and a $40 bi-weekly gift could support a mentor for one of our student success cohorts. The Payroll Deduction button below provides an easy tool to calculate your gift.
"UMass Boston is rich with talented students.
I feel privileged that my gifts help them succeed."
Professor of Biology