Executive VP

Former dental school administrator returns to Tufts

Patricia Campbell, the former executive associate dean at the School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed Tufts’ new executive vice president. Currently vice president for finance and administration at Boston public broadcaster WGBH, Campbell returns to the university on September 14.

Patricia Campbell

She will be part of Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow’s senior leadership team, with responsibility for financial strategy and management, human resources, information technology and facilities across the university’s multiple schools and campuses.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Patricia Campbell back to the Tufts community,” Bacow said. “Her inspirational leadership over eight years was instrumental in creating a unified vision and mission for our School of Dental Medicine. When she left Tufts, we watched with admiration her successful stewardship of WGBH’s financial and administrative operations. I am confident that she, like her predecessor, Steve Manos, will help shape and support the university’s academic mission of excellence in research and teaching, and our commitment to quality, efficiency and transparency in everything we do.” Manos is retiring after 26 years with the university.

Campbell first came to Tufts in 1996 as executive associate dean of the School of Dental Medicine. She initiated a strategic planning process that helped the school double the number of full-time faculty, expand its research program and enhance patient care. As vice president for finance at WGBH, she participated in the highest level of strategic planning and oversaw the construction of new studios and headquarters.

Before coming to Boston, she spent 20 years in the New York State public sector, with the Office of Mental Health, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Office for Aging. Campbell holds a master’s degree in public health from Tufts and a master’s in library science from the State University of New York at Albany, where she also received her undergraduate degree.

This story ran in the Tufts Journal in September 2007.