University Leadership

President Lapidus

President's Welcome

On behalf of the entire Fitchburg State community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the university.

There are a great many things that make our institution special: its rich history and traditions, its beautiful campus, and, most importantly, its devotion to providing an accessible, high quality education to the citizens of Massachusetts and beyond.

Excellence is the foundation upon which we have built our 30 undergraduate and 22 graduate disciplines, our liberal arts and sciences core, our civic engagement programs, and the countless student life opportunities that contribute to students’ personal growth and discovery. Our faculty is talented and dedicated, our class sizes small, our opportunities vast.

This website is a great resource, and I encourage you to explore the sections that are of interest to you. Nothing, however, can replace personal experience, so plan to visit us. Tour the campus, talk with our admissions counselors, and interact with current students. Discover what it means to be part of our campus community.

Dr. Richard S. Lapidus

The president holds open office hours from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

University Leadership

President's Office

Learn a little bit more about Fitchburg State University's 11th president.

Executive Cabinet

The Executive Cabinet leads the core functions of the university.

Board of Trustees

Learn more about our current board, charged with the fiduciary management of the institution.

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