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Timothy D. Cross

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Timothy D. Cross has served as Executive Director of Advancement Services at Tufts University since early 2007. In this role, he oversees many of the advancement division's operational and administrative functions, including gift processing and recording, information systems, technology support, budget, staff services, facilities, and organizational planning. Cross also acts as primary liaison with other administrative units at Tufts. He has worked in higher education administration for more than 25 years. Prior to his arrival at Tufts, he was associate dean for finance and administration at Harvard Divinity School for 20 years (including two stints as acting associate dean for development and external relations), assistant to the dean at The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, administrative director of the Principals Certification Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, and a teacher and administrator at the Middle Earth School. Cross did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and holds master's degrees in criminology and in educational administration and a Ph.D. in education, all from the University of Pennsylvania.