Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA, the eleventh president of College of Our Lady of the Elms, joined the college in July 2017.
A native of Ouanaminthe, Haiti, Dumay has served in higher education finance and administration at senior and executive levels for 19 years. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College, an MBA from Boston University, and a master of arts degree in public administration from Framingham State University. He earned his bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., in 1991.
Before Dumay joined Elms, he served for five years as senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer for Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college.
Prior to that, Dumay served as chief financial officer and associate dean at Harvard University’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2006-2012), associate dean at Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work (2002-2006), and director of finance for Boston University’s School of Engineering (1998-2002). Dumay also served as an adjunct faculty member at Boston College for nine years.
Dumay is currently a commissioner on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a board member on the Boston Foundation’s Haiti Development Institute, and a member of the board of directors and finance committee of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. He is also board founder and chair for a small nonprofit dedicated to development projects in Haiti, and has been a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Annual Report on Finance and Enrollment (ARFE) Committee since 2013.