Georgianna Meléndez


Georgianna Meléndez

Vice Chancellor & Title IX Coordinator — UMass Boston Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Georgianna Meléndez serves in a dual role at UMass Boston, including as the Vice Chancellor and as the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She was recently recognized by El Planeta’s Powermeter as one of Boston’s 100 most influential people in the Latino community of Massachusetts.

In addition to her role at UMass Boston, Melendez’s is also a mentor at Marion Heard Scholars Program, United Way of Massachusetts Bay; a past member of the City of Peabody Zoning Board of Appeals; a past appointee to Governor Patrick’s anti-crime council; and has served on a number of non-profit boards. She has served as the Assistant Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance; the Executive Director at Casa Myrna Vazquez, New England’s largest domestic violence services agency; the Executive Director at RESPOND in Somerville, a domestic violence agency serving Metro-Boston. 

Meléndez is a doctoral candidate at UMass Boston’s College of Management’s Business Administration program with a focus on Organization and Social Change where she received the Doctoral Award for Scholarly Excellence in 2016; has a master’s degree in Public Affairs from UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies where she also was recognized for Distinguished Public Service. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Bentley University.