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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. 

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News and Events

Christina Economos, new dean ad interim of the Tufts Friedman School

Friedman School Interim Dean Named

29 June 2022, Tufts Now | Christina Economos, professor, New...
Kyongbum Lee, new dean of the School of Engineering

Get to Know Kyongbum Lee, New Dean of the Tufts School of Engineering

28 June 2022, Tufts Now | The teacher, administrator, and...
Neil Blumenthal, A02, delivering the Commencement address to the Tufts Class of 2020

When Skill and Passion Meet, the World Is Made Better

27 May 2022, Tufts Now | Following a “non-linear path”...
Erika Lee, J91, giving the Commencement address to the Tufts Class of 2022

Creating Change for Today and Tomorrow

23 May 2022, Tufts Now | Hope and action will make...