Xiao-Li Meng, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, today announced Allen Aloise has been appointed the dean for administration and finance for GSAS effective July 15, 2015.

In this leadership role, Aloise will serve as chief administrator, strengthening and sustaining the overall planning, strategic management, and administrative services of GSAS. As a member of GSAS’s senior leadership team, Aloise will work with Meng on strategic planning efforts, collaborating with GSAS faculty and staff leadership to ensure that academic and administrative efforts are coordinated and resources are deployed in a manner consistent with GSAS’s key priorities, broad commitments, and budget.

Aloise (A.M.’ 02, Ph.D. ’04) is an alumnus of GSAS and, for the past six years, has served as the director of Laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB). In this role, he was responsible for all administrative functions in a department with approximately 200 graduate students, 200 postdoctoral fellows, 35 faculty, and 75 staff members. With the goal of providing greater support with increased efficiency for the teaching and research mission of CCB, Aloise successfully transformed the service models for CCB’s financial, sponsored research, safety, physical resources, and undergraduate teaching operations.

In addition, Aloise has served as co-director of graduate studies in chemistry, and more recently as the first director of graduate studies for FAS science, helping to develop long-term strategic and financial planning for 12 graduate programs. He has also been a strong resource and advocate for graduate students, partnering with them on matters relating to workplace climate, mental health, professional development, and diversity and inclusion.

“Allen’s proven effectiveness in working with students, faculty, and staff, wide-ranging administrative experiences, strong record in making transformative changes, and personal and professional knowledge of GSAS make him uniquely qualified for this key administrative leadership role in GSAS,” said Meng. “I am delighted that he has accepted this new role and look forward to working closely with him to realize the GSAS vision of providing innovation and leadership in graduate education.”