Matt Bai, A90, spoke at Tufts as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.
This fall’s reunion at the Cummings School increased support for the school and its current students, thanks to a challenge offered by Advisor Janet “JJ” Kovak McClaran, V98.
The Office of the Boards of Advisors is the component of the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President that administers the Boards of Advisors Program, which includes boards for the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Dental Medicine, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, and the Athletics Program as well as the International Board of Advisors.
Mission of the Boards of Advisors Program
In 1986, the Board of Trustees of Tufts University established a network of Boards of Advisors to serve as an important resource to the senior administration and to the trustees as they work to guide the further development of the university and its schools, and to expand awareness of Tufts’ excellence and contributions nationally and internationally.
There are ten boards, one for each of the schools, one for the Department of Athletics and an International Board of Advisors. These boards comprise more than 230 people of national and international stature from business, health sciences, academia and other fields. The Boards of Advisors work with the deans, provost and president to address Tufts’ needs and aspirations. While formal institutional governance and fiduciary responsibility for the university rests solely with its Board of Trustees, the Boards of Advisors bring their breadth of knowledge and experience to play a key role in the advancement of Tufts University’s reputation and capabilities around the globe.
Advisors have three primary responsibilities:
1. To be articulate spokespersons for and ambassadors of the university among alumni, friends, associates, and colleagues;
2. To advise, counsel and support the administration to further the mission of the university;
3. To assist in the acquisition of resources essential to the further advancement of the university in its teaching, research, and service missions.
John Morris will be the university’s new director of athletics beginning in June. He has experience at the NCAA Division I level, but believes his values are better aligned with the Division III philosophy. Mr. Morris comes to Tufts from Colorado State University, where he is currently serving as the interim director of athletics. Read the full story here.
Provost David Harris announced the appointment of James Glaser as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences following an international search. Glaser began his career at Tufts in 1991 as an assistant professor and rose through the ranks as a professor and an administrator. The appointment is effective as of February 15, 2015. … » read
Mark Brimhall-Vargas has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer of Tufts University. Brimhall-Vargas comes to Tufts with many years of experience in diversity and inclusion. He will begin at Tufts on April 6, 2015. Read the full story here .