Background + History

The Boston Consortium was established in the fall of 1995 by the Chief Financial Officers of 11 Boston-area colleges and universities. The Consortium is currently comprised of 20 institutions: Amherst College, Babson College, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, College of the Holy Cross, Emerson College, Harvard University, Lasell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Olin College, Rhode Island School of Design, Suffolk University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College.

The institutions’ diversity is reflected in their operating budgets, which range from approximately $35 million to $5.4 billion, and annual research expenditures, which range from $0 to $917 million. The combined payroll of TBC Members is $6.3 billion, and the total employee count is approximately 144,000, making the group one of the largest employers in the area. The total student headcount is approximately 185,000. This group’s diversity also stems from the differences in academic focus (business, liberal arts, music, and the arts), student body (single sex, coed), location (rural, suburban, urban), and the age of the institutions (ranging up to almost 400 years old).

Board of Directors

Samuel Solomon, Chair
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
/  Brandeis University
Dorothy Hauver, Vice Chair
Vice President for Administration and Finance and Treasurer
/  College of the Holy Cross
Laura Sander, Treasurer
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
/  Suffolk University
David Proulx, Secretary
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
/  Rhode Island School of Design
John Burke, Officer-at-Large
Financial Vice President and Treasurer
/  Boston College
Thomas Dwyer
Interim Chief Financial Officer
/  Amherst College
Katherine Craven
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
/  Babson College
Maureen Forrester
Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
/  Bentley University
Richard M. Hisey
SVP of Administration and Finance, CFO, and Chief Investment Officer
/  Berklee College of Music
Gary Nicksa
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
/  Boston University
Michael White
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
/  Brown University
Paul Dworkis
Vice President of Administration and Finance
/  Emerson College
Thomas Hollister
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
/  Harvard University
Derek Pinto
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
/  Lasell University
Katie Hammer
Vice President for Finance
/  MIT
Thomas Nedell
Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
/  Northeastern University
Patricia Gallagher
Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
/  Olin College of Engineering
James Hurley
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
/  Tufts University
Piper Orton
Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer
/  Wellesley College
Philip Shapiro
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
/  Wheaton College
Kitty Kennedy
Executive Director
/  The Boston Consortium

The Boston Consortium Staff

Administrative Assistant
P: 339-225-3820

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Michelle Burrell

/  Accounting Administrator

/  Director, Academic & Healthcare Travel Program
Susan E. Fletcher

/  Director, Enterprise Risk Management Group

/  Executive Director

/  Senior Internal Auditor III, Shared Internal Audit Services

/  Senior Internal Auditor III, Shared Internal Audit Services
Michael Santolucito

/  Assistant Director, Shared Internal Audit Services
Jessica A. Smith

/  Director of Programs
Samantha Spezeski

/  Director, Internal Audit, Shared Internal Audit Services

What is a consortium?

A consortium is a group formed to foster collaboration and cooperation in order to maximize the development of business and undertake a cause beyond the resources of any one member; an association of institutions for the purpose of improved and expanded collaboration to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

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