Placed Leaders

Tara Parker

Dean of the College of Education and Human Development

University of Massachusetts Boston

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston to conduct a national search that resulted in the appointment of Dr. Tara L. Parker as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Parker has been a member of the UMass Boston community since 2005, when she arrived as an assistant professor of higher education in the department of Leadership in Education. In the intervening years she has earned promotion to full professor and served with admirable distinction in a number of leadership roles, including seven years as chair of her department and most recently as interim dean of CEHD. A skilled collaborative leader who is dedicated to promoting anti-racism and inclusive excellence in higher education, Dr. Parker brings deep insight into and a dedication to UMass Boston. 

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