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Melissa Nobles

Office Phone 617-253-9742
Room 10-200

About the position

The chancellor is responsible for “all things students” and oversees student life and learning at MIT. The Chancellor’s Office consists of more than 60 interconnected offices that support students’ academic success; cultivate intellectual and personal growth; and foster community and well-being. The chancellor and the provost are the Institute’s two most senior academic officers.

The chancellor works closely with the MIT Corporation, the president, provost, vice presidents, and other senior leaders to develop and implement the Institute’s strategic priorities, including advancing resource development initiatives and capital planning efforts; enrolling talented students from around the world; and helping to foster a climate and culture that enable all MIT community members to thrive and do their best work.

Position History

Chancellor Nobles invites currently enrolled MIT students to share their views, ideas, and concerns with her and her staff via email at, or by meeting with her in person. To request a 15-minute meeting with the chancellor, please email Shannon McCord, including the following information in your request:

  • Name
  • Student type (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Day/time preference
  • Student group or organization
  • Number of students who will attend
  • Discussion topics