Steven S. Manos

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
JD, New York University School of Law, cum laude
MPA, New York University

In his role as senior vice president and chief operating officer, Steve Manos will oversee budgeting, administrative and financial functions. He also will have responsibility for the physical plant and human resources. Steve is a member of the president’s cabinet and the senior management team.

Steve served as executive vice president of Tufts University for 26 years, retiring from that post in 2007. In that position he was responsible for finances, human resources, construction, plant management, information technology, legal services, and several other areas of business operations. He also provided administrative supervision for the chief investment officer. Twice, he headed strategic planning efforts for the University.

Between graduation from college and matriculation in law school, Steve served for three years aboard an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a full lieutenant.     

Following law school, after a stint as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street, he served as the chief executive officer of the Manhattan Bowery Project. Subsequently he served as a senior administrator for the Manhattan District Attorney, Cornell University Medical College, and the American Bar Association.

Steve mediates for Mediation Works, Inc., the Community Dispute Settlement Center, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Boston Bar Association. He is president of the Board of the Community Dispute Settlement Center.  Steve is an arbitrator and mediator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Cambridge Health Alliance and its Finance and Audit Committees.

Steve has a BA in English literature from the University of Minnesota, summa cum laude, a JD, cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, where he served as note and comment editor of the law review, and an MPA from New York University. He also has a doctorate in business administration, honoris causa, from Tufts University.