Dr. Rob Mack provides strategic consultation with a broad vision for the role of diversity in achieving institutional excellence. He reports primarily to the Provost, while working closely with the President and the campus-wide Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council, to serve as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources across Medford/Somerville and SMFA to promote a culture of inclusion at the University. Dr. Mack is a member of Tufts’ Academic Council, which brings together the University’s senior leadership under the chairmanship of the President and will be a member of the Provost’s Council, which is chaired by the Provost. He works closely with Dr. Joyce Sackey, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Health Sciences Schools.
Additionally, Dr. Mack serves as Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising reporting to Dean Mary Pat McMahon. He supports the First- and Second Year Experience, including New Student Orientation, the Common Reading Program, and the Pre-Major Advising System. Dr. Mack also provides oversight of the new FIRST Center and Pre-Orientation program BEAST. Additionally, he manages the Student Success Advisors, who provide direct support to incoming students through the major declaration process. Dr. Mack and his team also provide support for students who are first-generation college goers, low income students, and students with undocumented status.
Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Medford/SMFA
Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising
Doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision (Ed.D.), American International College
Rob Mack came to Tufts in 2012 from Curry College, where he directed the academic advising system and provided support to students who faced transitional and academic challenges. Prior to Curry, he was Director of Student Support Services program, a federally funded TRIO program providing support to first-generation college goers, students on financial aid, and students with disabilities. Prior to serving in higher education, Rob served as the Clinical Director for the Springfield, MA Police Department’s Psychological Services Unit.