President Derek C. Bok announces shortly before Commencement that he will step down in June, 1991.
The nine-member search committee is named. Acting Dean of the Faculty Henry Rosovsky, who is on the committee, announces that he is not a candidate.
The committee begins to compile a list of candidates and to interview Harvard faculty and administrators about their preferences for a president.
The search committee finishes compiling a long list of more than 200 names of candidates.
The committee pares down the list to between 35 and 50 names.
At a meeting with representatives of the Undergraduate Council, search committee members rebuff a request for increased student input.
Search committee members present a list of 18 to 25 candidates to the Board of Overseers for discussion.