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March 27, 2018

Dear members of the Tufts community,

We are writing to inform you that Associate Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Amy Freeman, has decided to leave Tufts.  As Dr. Freeman prepares to return to Pennsylvania, please join us in thanking her for her service to Tufts and in wishing her the best in her future endeavors.

In the time that Dr. Freeman worked at Tufts, she actively engaged people from all sectors of the university and immersed herself in a number of initiatives affecting diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. This included leading the university’s Bridging Differences efforts.

“For a number of reasons, the transition to Tufts was not well timed for my family,” Dr. Freeman has shared.  “I have family commitments that would be better served if I returned to Pennsylvania. It was an honor to work with Tufts University and support many of the positive efforts that are taking place. My professional experience was greatly enhanced and I look forward to the continuing success of the institution.”

Dr. Freeman’s influence will have a lasting effect, as we continue to take actions to achieve our diversity and inclusion goals.

We are pleased that two individuals who are well known to the Tufts community, and have been active in our diversity and inclusion efforts, have agreed to assume leadership roles. Robert (Rob) Mack, Ed.D., will serve as Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for the Medford /Somerville Schools; Joyce Sackey, M.D., will serve as Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for the Health Sciences Schools. Dr. Mack currently serves as the Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising in the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Division of Student Affairs. Dr. Sackey currently serves as the Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health in the School of Medicine.

Please join us in thanking Drs. Freeman, Mack, and Sackey for their service to Tufts University and our diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Anthony P. Monaco

David R. Harris
Provost and Senior Vice President