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University Leaders

President Peter Salovey
President

Peter Salovey, A.B., ’86 Ph.D.

President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University, and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. His presidential term began in July 2013.

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Benjamin Polak
Provost

Benjamin Polak, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Benjamin Polak

Benjamin Polak, the William C. Brainard Professor of Economics, was named provost in January 2013.

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Bruce Alexander
Vice President for New Haven & State Affairs & Campus Development

Bruce Donald Alexander, ’65 B.A., J.D.

Bruce Alexander

Bruce D. Alexander was appointed Yale’s Vice President and Director of New Haven and State Affairs in May 1998.

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Jack F. Callahan Jr.
Senior Vice President for Operations

Jack F. Callahan Jr., ’80 B.A., M.B.A.

Jack F. Callahan Jr.

Jack F. Callahan Jr., was appointed the inaugural Senior Vice President for Operations in June 2016. In that capacity, he serves as the university’s chief operating officer.

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Alexander Dreier
Vice President & General Counsel

Alexander E. Dreier, A.B., M.A., ’95 J.D.

Alexander Dreier

Alexander E. Dreier joined the University as Vice President and General Counsel in March 2015.

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Secretary & Vice President for Student Life

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews, ’83 B.A., ’86 J.D.

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, joined the university in August 2012.

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Stephen Murphy
Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Murphy, ’87 B.A.

Stephen Murphy

Mr. Murphy is Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the university.

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Eileen O'Connor
Vice President for Communications

Eileen O’Connor, B.S., J.D.

Eileen O'Connor

Eileen O’Connor leads the Office of Public Affairs & Communications and serves as the university’s chief communications officer. She joined Yale in January 2016.

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Joan O'Neill
Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development

Joan Elizabeth O’Neill, B.A.

Joan O'Neill

Joan E. O’Neill has worked at Yale for more than twenty five years. She is responsible for leadership of all of the university’s alumni affairs and fundraising activities.

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Vice President for Human Resources & Administration

Michael Allan Peel, B.S., M.B.A.

Michael A. Peel, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, joined Yale University in his present role on October 1, 2008.

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Scott Strobel
Vice President for West Campus Planning & Program Development

Scott Allan Strobel, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Scott Strobel

Scott Allan Strobel is the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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David Swensen
Chief Investment Officer

David Frederick Swensen, B.A., B.S., ’80 Ph.D.

David Swensen

David Swensen, Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, oversees $25 billion in Endowment assets and several hundreds of millions of dollars of other investment funds.

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