News​​Vivian Y. Hunt To Serve As Harvard's Board of Overseers President

​​Vivian Y. Hunt To Serve As Harvard’s Board of Overseers President

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Harvard University has selected ​​Vivian Y. Hunt to serve as the next president of the Board of Overseers, the school’s second-highest governing body. 

In the past, three members of the committee joined the presidential search with all 12 members of the Corporation. The last five searches consisted of the Overseer’s president being one of them.

While Hunt’s appointment brings the Ivy League institution closer to announcing the committee appointed to select a permanent successor, the University has not indicated any rush to announce the search committee.

The former McKinsey consultant will lead the search after Gay’s shortest tenure in the university’s history. In a letter dated Jan. 2 to the Harvard faculty, staff, and community, Gay officially stepped down amid rounds of plagiarism accusations and mentioned that her decision to resign circulated around the racially motivated attacks on her character and academic morality. 

In recent months, the board has faced scrutiny over its election process after a number of outside candidates failed to meet the eligibility threshold. However, Hunt said she understands the “challenges and opportunities facing the University” and that she and board vice chair Tyler Jacks can handle them.

“Tyler Jacks and I hope to work closely with Interim President Garber and all of our stakeholders to support excellence, inclusion, and world-class leadership in all that we do,” she said. 

Source: Black Enterprise


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