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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

News and Events

On Giving Tuesday, Collective Generosity Sets a New Record

2 December 2021, Tufts Now | With an outpouring of generosity,...
Joyce Cummings Center

Joyce Cummings Center: New Home for Learning, Research, and Collaboration Is Nearly Open

18 November 2021, Tufts Now | Tufts is putting the finishing...
Tufts NeuroNetwork

NeuroNetwork gives undergraduates exposure to field of neuroscience

17 November 2021, Tufts Daily | NeuroNetwork, the largest undergraduate neuroscience...
Four Tufts faculty members named to list of world's most cited researchers

Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World

16 November 2021, Tufts Now | Four Tufts researchers have...