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Robert M. Hollister ’66

Vice Chair


A pioneer in the engaged university movement, Rob Hollister served on the faculty at M.I.T. for ten years and for 35 years at Tufts University.  He was founding Dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, a university-wide program to prepare students in all fields for lifetimes of active citizenship – to educate citizen engineers and citizen physicians, citizen humanists and citizen businesspeople.  Professor Emeritus in the Tufts Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, he also was Dean of the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Talloires Network, a large global coalition to advance higher education civic engagement.  He earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Antioch, a master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard, and a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from M.I.T.