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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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New Dean of SMFA Margaret Venryes

As Dean of SMFA at Tufts, Margaret Vendryes Will Build on a Legacy

25 January 2022, Tufts Now | When she starts her...
Kenann McKenzie, director of the GLAD Center at Tufts' Tisch College of Civic Life.

Learning How to Listen and Have Hard Conversations

19 January 2022, Tufts Now | The new Generous Listening and...
Tufts building on the Medford campus.

Tufts Undergraduate Applications Rise Almost 12%

18 January 2022, Tufts Now | Applications to the undergraduate Class...
Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the U.S. Capitol.

Sculpting a Legacy: The Art and Impact of John Wilson

14 January 2022, Tufts Now | Through his famous bust of...