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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 D. Alexander
Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs & Campus Development

Bruce D. Alexander, ’65 B.A., J.D.

Bruce D. 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
Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs, General Counsel, & Senior Counselor to the President

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

Alexander Dreier

Alexander E. Dreier joined the University in March 2015 and serves as senior vice president for institutional affairs, general counsel, and senior counselor to the president.

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Secretary & Vice President for Student Life

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

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews is secretary and vice president for student life at Yale, a position she has held since August 2012.

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Pericles Lewis
Vice President for Global Strategy

Pericles Lewis, B.A., A.M., Ph.D.

Pericles Lewis

Pericles Lewis, professor of comparative literature at Yale University, serves as vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs.

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Janet E. Lindner
Vice President for Human Resources & Administration

Janet E. Lindner, B.S., M.P.A., Ed.D.

Janet E. Lindner

Janet Lindner was appointed vice president for human resources and administration on July 1, 2017.

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Stephen C. Murphy
Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Stephen C. Murphy, ’87 B.A.

Stephen C. 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 vice president for communications at Yale.

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Joan E. O'Neill
Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development

Joan E. O’Neill, B.A.

Joan E. O'Neill

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

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Scott A. Strobel
Vice President for West Campus Planning & Program Development

Scott A. Strobel, B.A., Ph.D.

Scott A. 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. He completed his graduate studies at Caltech and postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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David F. Swensen
Chief Investment Officer

David F. Swensen, B.A., B.S., ’80 Ph.D., ’14 L.H.D.

David F. Swensen

Mr. Swensen manages the university’s more than $27 billion in Endowment assets and several hundreds of millions of dollars in other investment funds.

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