Michael A. Baenen serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation at Tufts. In addition to providing managerial support to the President and overseeing office operations, he represents President Monaco on University-wide committees, coordinates initiatives with other offices across Tufts, works with a broad array of University constituents, and undertakes special projects. Prior to joining Tufts in 2007, Mr. Baenen was Special Assistant to the President at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his 14 years at MIT, he also served as senior staff to the Dean of the Institute’s School of Architecture and Planning. He began his professional career in administration at a major international architectural firm, after receiving degrees in history from Columbia and Harvard universities.