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About President Monaco

Anthony P. Monaco has served as the thirteenth president of Tufts University since August 1, 2011. An accomplished leader, scientist and teacher, Dr. Monaco brings to the Tufts presidency deep-rooted commitments to academic excellence, diversity, access and inclusion, a global perspective, and a keen awareness of the power of higher education to impact individuals and society.

Under President Monaco’s leadership, the university has identified strategic directions and key initiatives that will support and enhance Tufts’ longstanding commitments to innovation, collaboration, civic life and global perspectives. Major initiatives of Dr. Monaco’s tenure have included the 2016 acquisition of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and he has personally led university-wide initiatives on diversity and inclusion, sexual misconduct prevention, student mental health, and sustainable operations. Each of these efforts builds on a comprehensive assessment of how Tufts could best put its values and institutional commitments into practice.

A distinguished geneticist, Dr. Monaco’s doctoral research led to a landmark discovery: the gene responsible for X-linked Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Before coming to Tufts, he spent two decades as a faculty member and senior academic leader at the University of Oxford. 

From the President's Desk

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Alumni Respond to COVID-19’s Call

15 July 2020, Tufts Now | Tufts alumni around...
Modular units on the Fletcher tennis courts being assembled to provide extra housing for students who many need to be quarantined

As Universities Prepare To Bring Students Back, Some Turn To Mass Coronavirus Testing

14 July 2020, WBUR | When Tufts University President...
Ed and Vivian Merrin at the Tufts University Packard Society Reception at Gifford House on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Edward H. Merrin, Trustee Emeritus and Philanthropist, Dies

14 July 2020, Tufts Now | Trustee emeritus Edward...
Aerial image of the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus

Tufts Supports International Students in Face of ICE Rule

13 July 2020, Tufts Now | Tufts University has...