Engineering has a new executive dean

Scott Sahagian has joined the School of Engineering in a new position, executive associate dean.

He comes to Tufts with more than two decades of professional management experience in areas that include budgeting and financial analysis, strategic long-range planning, research administration, facilities management and staff training and development.

Scott Sahagian © Mark Morelli

Most recently, Sahagian was the senior administrative officer and director of finance and administration at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to that, he was the manager of finance and personnel at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Services and Technology at MIT, where he managed a multi-million dollar joint biomedical academic/research division. At MIT, Sahagian created a forecast reporting system to track research volume, collaborating with principal investigators on grant management.

At Tufts, Sahagian will play an integral role in the day-to-day management of the engineering school and in further developing and realizing the school’s strategic vision. “As the school’s first executive associate dean, his impact will be felt immediately in the ongoing planning process for the design and implementation of new Arts, Sciences and Engineering structural and budgetary changes,” said Linda Abriola, dean of engineering.