President and CEO
- E-mail: ttritton-at-chemheritage-dot-org
- Phone: 215.873.8290
- Fax: 215.629.5290
Thomas R. Tritton is the second president of CHF, succeeding Arnold Thackray, who founded the organization in Philadelphia in 1982. Tritton served as the twelfth president of Haverford College from 1997 to 2007. He is a cancer chemotherapy research expert with over 150 publications and whose work was continuously funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health. Before Haverford he was a professor of pharmacology for twelve years each at Yale University and the University of Vermont. At UVM he also served as deputy director of the Vermont Comprehensive Cancer Center—a Designated Center of the National Cancer Institute—and as vice provost of the university.
In 2007, before assuming the CHF presidency, Tritton was at Harvard University, where he held the title of "president in residence" at the Graduate School of Education. He worked with graduate students in higher education, wrote and taught about leadership and the college presidency, and also designed a new course on "Social Justice." Tom earned a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Boston University.
Follow Tom’s actions and impressions as president of CHF on his blog, the Periodic Tabloid.