Speeches and Messages

Stay updated with President Kumar’s messages to the Tufts community, remarks at public engagements, and other news from his office:

Matriculation Address to the Class of 2027

September 5, 2023—President Kumar delivered the following address to the Undergraduate Class of 2027 at the matriculation ceremony on August 30, 2023. Read More

Appointment of Provost and Senior Vice President

July 31, 2023—I am very pleased to write today and announce the appointment of Caroline Genco as the provost and senior vice president of Tufts, effective August 1. Read More

Looking forward

July 5, 2023—It is my privilege to write to you today as the 14th president of Tufts University for the very first time. Read More

Today’s Supreme Court decision

June 29, 2023—As you know, the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Students for Fair Admissions in their case against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. Read More