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Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell is the chief administrative officer of Tufts University responsible for oversight and coordination of many core administrative functions.

About the Office

Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell is the chief administrative officer of Tufts University responsible for oversight and coordination of core administrative functions including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Audit and Management Advisory Services, Investment Office Administration, the Office of Sustainability and Business Development.

  • Finance
    Manages the fiscal resources of the university ensuring continuous improvement in planning, budgeting, and the efficient allocation of resources while maintaining the financial integrity of Tufts University.
  • Human Resources
    In support of the university’s mission to be a top-quality educational and research institution—and an employer of choice—Human Resources partners with the university’s schools, divisions, and other constituencies to offer an array of programs and services.
  • Information Technology
    Delivers technologies that facilitate teaching, learning, research, administration, and outreach.
  • Operations
    Supports Tufts’ academic and research mission by providing well-maintained facilities; managing the construction of new facilities; providing dining services to students, faculty, and staff; delivering mail; and ensuring a safe and secure campus environment.
  • Audit and Management Advisory Services
    Provides internal audit and consulting services to the Tufts community. Independently reviews university operations to strengthen effectiveness in governance, risk management, and internal control processes, and advises on matters of business ethics.
  • Office of Sustainability
    Serves as a resource, a catalyst, and an advocate for environmental sustainability at Tufts.
  • Office of Business Development
    Works with the administration, provost, schools, and divisions to support the identification, analysis, and development of innovative and strategic program opportunities that are both complementary to the university’s mission and which will generate significant revenue.

Administrative Initiatives

  • 130223_10387_hackathonD050-468x310 TEAM
    Tufts Effectiveness in Administrative Management (TEAM) project is aimed at improving administrative effectiveness and efficiency to address the financial challenges confronting higher education.
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  • 101103_4272_aerial093-E-300x200 Business Development
    Engaging with the Office of Business Development begins with a new idea with the potential to support the University’s mission and financial goals.
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  • SEC-dearborn-2renderingPAGELINESSLIDE Capital Plan
    Tufts established a comprehensive process for planning and executing capital projects to renovate, maintain existing space, and build new.
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  • Sustainability Sustainability
    The Campus Sustainability Progress Report is an update on the University’s ability to meet energy & emissions, waste, and water goals outlined in the 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report.
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