Timothy Cross

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Advancement, Office of

Tim Cross

Tim Cross joined Lesley in July 2017.  His 30+ years of experience in academic leadership include serving as assistant to the dean at The Medical College of Pennsylvania, associate dean for finance and administration and acting dean for development and alumni relations at Harvard Divinity School, executive director of advancement services at Tufts University, and, most recently, vice president for advancement services at Brandeis University.  At Harvard, he helped design and execute the first capital campaign in the School’s history, and at Tufts he was a key member of the leadership team that successfully completed that institution’s $1.2 billion Beyond Boundaries campaign.  At Brandeis, he oversaw a comprehensive campaign readiness review, led the reorganization of the Advancement division, and began the planning for a new major campaign.  Tim earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and also holds two master’s degrees and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.