Dr. Harry Dumay, posing in a hallway of Berchman's Hall

Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Harry E. Dumay became the 11th President of the College of Our Lady of the Elms on July 1, 2017. He 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 with a graduate certificate in corporate finance, 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.

Prior to assuming the presidency of Elms College, Dr. Dumay was senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer for Saint Anselm College from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Dumay formerly 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). In addition, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Boston College for nine years.

Dr. Dumay currently serves as a commissioner, treasurer, and member of the executive committee, and member of the Annual Report on Finance and Enrollment (ARFE) for the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE). He is a member of the board of directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), treasurer for the Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph, a member of the Student Aid Policy Committee for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and a board member for the Boston Foundation’s Haiti Development Institute. He is also a board member for Pope Francis Preparatory School, Build Health International, Health Equity International, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass, the Council of Independent Colleges, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Endicott College.