Tufts President Anthony Monaco to Step Down in Summer 2023

President since 2011, Monaco leads a university that has grown and strengthened across all campuses

Anthony P. Monaco announced today that he will be stepping down as president of Tufts University in the summer of 2023.

In a message to the Tufts community, he noted that “there is much I want to achieve over the next year and a half, including successful completion of the Brighter World campaign and continuing to strengthen our academic mission.”

Being “president of this great university has been an incredible personal and professional journey for me,” said Monaco.

“Especially cherished are the moments I shared with our talented students from around the world and every corner of this country,” he said. “Their limitless potential gives me hope that our future is bright and that Tufts graduates will continue to serve the country and the world by making a difference no matter what profession they choose to pursue.”

Peter R. Dolan, A78, A08P, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said in a message to the community that he joins the entire board “in expressing our deep gratitude to Tony for his steadfast leadership of the university, for his dedication to Tufts, and for the clear moral compass and intellectual rigor that have guided him as president. I look forward to continuing to partner with him in support of the university’s priorities over the next year and a half.”

He also said that the board will immediately begin the process of forming a presidential search committee and share details on the search process with the Tufts community in the coming weeks. 

Dolan added that he wanted to reiterate his “immense appreciation to Tony for his tenure as president of Tufts, during which he continues to lead the university to unprecedented heights as an institution of great renown and excellence while fostering a truly diverse and inclusive community.”

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