HSA Executive Resigns Post; Reason Vague

Tension With Students May Have Been CEO's Downfall

Officials of Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) announced over the weekend that Chief Executive Officer Michelle Ponti has resigned her post, HSA employees said yesterday.

Ponti, an adult who oversees the student leadership, could not be reached yesterday. Managerial-level employees referred all questions to HSA President Brian A. Goler '93, Who refused to comment yesterday.

The exact reasons for Ponti's resignation were unclear at press time yesterday, but at least one employee spoke of tensions between Ponti and the student leadership.

"Relations between HSA and Michelle were not perfect by any means," said Andrew Kaplan '92, editor of the Unofficial Guide to Life at Harvard.

Kaplan said he believed Ponti had been thinking of leaving the organization for some time, and had been on job interviews earlier in the spring.


HSA is the largest student-run corporation in the country. It employs more than 1300 Harvard students and pays more than $800,000 in wages annually.

The corporation has ten agencies including Let's Go Publishing, which became a for-profit subsidiary earlier this year.

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