7 Fun Facts About Chancellor Subbaswamy You Might Not Know

Have you heard the saying "everyone loves UMass-- they either go here and love it, or don’t and wish they did"? Well, I just made that saying up, and while it might not always be the case, I believe it holds some truth. UMass is an amazing school, and I know someone who would agree with me-- the chancellor of UMass. I’m talking about the big man on campus, the one who's always shouting “GO UMASS!”-- Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Every Minuteman knows the name, but do they really know anything about him? Let's find out! 

1. He is the 30th leader of UMass Amherst.

2. He served as the provost of the University of Kentucky before coming to UMass.

3. He has a PhD in physics-- that smartie pants.

4. He has his own Wikipedia page. He ~made~ it.

5. He was born in the city Bangalore in India.


6. Yes, it is true - he has a Twitter.

7. He does really live on top of Orchard Hill in that big white house. Not THE White House - but who knows? Maybe someday. His house was built in 1884.

Have a great semester at UMass and look out for Kumble on campus!

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