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Mike Howard is a member of President Anthony P. Monaco’s senior leadership team.

In July, 2019, Mike was appointed executive vice president of Tufts University.  As chief administrative officer of the university, Mike is responsible for oversight and coordination of core administrative functions including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Audit & Management Advisory Services, Strategy & Program Development, Sustainability and Investment Office Administration.

Prior to joining Tufts, Mike was the executive vice president for finance and administration at Smith College where he led the development of several financial sustainability initiatives, led efforts to improve information technology, built Smith’s response to climate change and increased the college’s commitment to impact investing for its endowment.

Mike also served as vice president of finance at MIT, managing an operating budget of more than $3 billion. Previous to working in higher education, he was senior vice president at Fidelity Investments and Pyramis Global Advisors and held senior positions at Deloitte Consulting. Mike has an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.