About Robert Chambers

Robert C. ChambersRobert has over 25 years of demonstrated leadership success, including but not limited to: project management, budget management, student affairs administration, crisis management, event planning, external relations, diversity/inclusion issues, governance, leadership development, strategic planning, communication and organizational skills.

Recently, Robert was appointed Chief of Staff at Cambridge College.  In this position, Robert serves as a senior advisor to the President on a wide variety of executive duties, special projects and initiatives involving the President’s office and its priorities.  Additionally, he will help lead government relations for the college as well. 

Prior to Cambridge College, Robert served as the Vice President and Dean of Students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). He was charged with the strategic leadership, direction and management of the Student Affairs Division.  Responsible for the co-curricular, social and personal development of all students; creating and overseeing a comprehensive plan for student success and retention; forging cross-campus partnerships; creating an understanding of the interdependence of both academic and non-academic aspects of the student experience; creating and sustaining an engaging, inclusive and socially responsible environment that embraces diversity.

Prior to that he worked at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) for 17 years in a variety of positions within Student Affairs, before transitioning to Government and Community Relations in addition to serving as Assistant to the President. 

Robert has held numerous positions with nonprofit organizations. Currently, he is a member of the South Shore YMCA Executive Board (SSYMCA).  While serving on the executive board, he has served on the Governance committee and currently chairs the Diversity and Inclusion committee.  Robert has been a longtime supporter and advocate for Boston Arts Academy. Initially, in working at MassArt Robert was introduced to BAA. Soon he was MassArt’s official liaison to BAA.  He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2010, during this time he has served on and chaired the Center Committee, been a member of the Leadership Development Committee, the Governance Committee, Facilities Committee and Chair of the Parent Engagement Committee. He has served on many ad hoc committees for BAA as well.