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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

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Medford/Tufts MBTA T stop.

Tufts Celebrates Opening of New Green Line Station

12 December 2022, Tufts Now | The new Medford/Tufts...
Monroe France, new vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at Tufts University

Monroe France Named Vice Provost of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

1 December 2022, Tufts Now | Monroe France, senior...
Joe Curtatone, former mayor of Somerville (right), and Tony Monaco, president of Tufts University (left)

Former Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone Receives Presidential Medal

22 November 2022, Tufts Now | Joe Curtatone, who served...
Sunil Kumar, President-Elect of Tufts University

Sunil Kumar Appointed Tufts University’s Next President

17 November 2022, Tufts Now | Sunil Kumar, provost...