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History of the Chancellor

Dr. Sandra MasseyDr. Johnny Moore Coming in 2021!

Dr. Moore will be the third Chancellor at ASU-Newport, and will begin his term in 2021.





Dr. Sandra MasseyDr. Sandra Massey 2013 – 2020

Dr. Massey became the first female Chancellor in the ASU System in November 2013.  Though Dr. Massey has only been chancellor since 2013, she has championed a complete reorganization of the ASU-Newport team.  This structure put key individuals in strategic positions that aligned the relationship of the three campuses.  Dr. Massey has led an advisory team to develop an open response system known as Shared Leadership.  This provides all staff and faculty with the voice to make a change in the institution.  The culture that she has instated here at ASUN is open and driven by her strong leadership and motivation to live the institutional mission, vision and values on a daily basis.
Dr. Massey will retire at the end of 2020.


Dr. Larry WilliamsDr. Larry Williams 2001 – 2013

In November 2001, Dr. Williams became the first chancellor of ASU-Newport.  Dr. Williams retired August 31, 2013.