“I have no insider knowledge of what the search committee is doing,” Smith said. “I’m sure they’re looking at lots and lots of people.”
Faust's successor could begin calling the shots months before she officially resigns the presidency in June.
Several donors and professors said there are four likely contenders from within the University: Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, professor Danielle S. Allen, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76.
The president and vice-president of the Undergraduate Council discussed the search for Harvard’s next president with search committee member Shirley M. Tilghman.
Students from schools across Harvard spent two hours debating the ideal qualities and priorities of the University’s next president.
Some students are launching an online campaign in an unconventional effort to promote Computer Science professor Margo I. Seltzer ’83 as a possible candidate for Harvard's presidency.
Presidential search committee member Lawrence H. Bacow told a group of Latino alumni and student leaders that the committee is still gathering input for the search.