Jeff Moslow elected as Board of Trustees chair-designate

May 22, 2024

Dear members of the Tufts community,

At the board of trustees meeting last week, the trustees elected the board’s vice chair Jeffrey M. Moslow, A86, A16P, A18P to be the next chairman of the board of trustees starting in November 2024. He succeeds Peter R. Dolan A78, A08P who will step down after 11 years as chair.

Jeff has been a trustee of the university since 2011. In addition to being vice chair, he also currently serves on the Executive Committee, chairs the Administration and Finance Committee, and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jeff has also served on the Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors at Tufts University since 2007 and is a member of the Tufts Financial Network (TFN).

As part of his TFN efforts, in partnership with a group of his fellow alumni, Jeff helped create the Tufts Finance Initiative (TFI), a program that provides a strong curricular platform in finance education to further the career prospects for students in finance and business. In the past decade, TFI has seen the addition of finance content to the economics curriculum and the establishment of a finance minor as well as offerings beyond the classroom, like skill-building workshops, networking offerings, and enhanced recruiting programs—all designed to educate students and facilitate their hiring into the finance industry.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude from Tufts in 1986 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. Jeff then attended Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1989. Jeff is currently a private investor and a retired partner of Goldman Sachs & Co where he was also the head of investment banking services. At Goldman, Jeff was a member of the Investment Banking Division Operating Committee and served on the Commitments Committee, which had oversight responsibility for global underwriting. Jeff retired from Goldman Sachs in 2013.

I first met Jeff during the summer of 2022 when he was a key member of the Presidential Search Committee with chairman Peter Dolan. Jeff’s passion for Tufts and his keen knowledge of the university’s complex structure and finances were evident. I learned much about the enterprise of the university from him. At the same time, Jeff’s deep appreciation for the humanities underlies his business acumen. He is always quick to remind us that he was a classics and economics major as an undergraduate.

Let me also take a moment to share my deep gratitude for chairman Peter Dolan who has served the university as a trustee since 2001. Peter first indicated a desire to step down as chair in 2021 but remained on the board until now to provide stability and continuity amidst the COVID pandemic and through the presidential transition. He has been incredibly supportive during my first year as president and I have been fortunate to have his counsel and advice at every step. The list of achievements that the university has accomplished under Peter’s stewardship is both immense and impressive. We will appropriately recognize Peter, and his long tenure of service to the university, during the official transition, which will take place at the annual board of trustees meeting in the fall.

I also want to thank the members of the board’s Committee on Trusteeship, chaired by trustee Steve Karol, who ran a thorough process over several months to evaluate potential candidates for our next board chair.

Peter, Jeff, and I will meet regularly over the summer as we develop a formal transition plan and I look forward to working more closely with Jeff when he assumes his new role this fall. But for today, please join me in thanking Peter and congratulating Jeff on his election as the chair-designate of the board of trustees.

Best regards,