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Board of Overseers

Loeb House
HAA

Harvard Board of Overseers, Alumni Association Candidates Announced

Harvard announced the slate of candidates in contention for positions on its Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing board — and elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.

William F. Lee ’72
Admissions

Meet the Lawyers Defending Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

Meet the lawyers who will help Harvard defend against allegations it discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions process.

Loeb House
University

Overseer Resigns Over Harvard's Continued Fossil Fuel Investment

Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, resigned her post Tuesday in protest of what she called Harvard’s “failure” to “adopt ethical commitments” when investing its $37.1 billion endowment.

Tracy Palandjian
Alumni

A Woman with a Social Impact: Tracy P. Palandjian ’93

In her late 30s, Tracy P. Palandjian ’93 had an awakening—while working at a management consulting firm, she began to search for something greater than herself.

Susan Carney
Central Administration

Carney, York to Lead Overseers; Wang to Lead HAA

Susan L. Carney ’73 will succeed Scott A. Abell ’72 as president of the Board of Overseers while Margaret M. Wang ’09 will become the youngest president in HAA history, succeeding Susan Morris Novick ’85.

Merrick Garland
College

Former SCOTUS Nominee Merrick B. Garland ’74 Talks Career Advice at Harvard

Garland regaled a group of around 50 students with tales from his time as an undergraduate at the College, and then as a student at the Law School.

Loeb House
Alumni

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Endorses Overseers, HAA Candidates

An alumni coalition focused on increasing diversity endorsed five candidates in the Board of Overseers election and five candidates in the Harvard Alumni Association director election.

University Hall
University Finances

Overseer Calls on Harvard to Divest from Fossil Fuels

​Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the University's second highest governing body, publicly called on Harvard to divest from fossil fuels Wednesday afternoon.

University Finances

Overseer Calls on Harvard to Divest from Fossil Fuels

​Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the Board of Overseers—the second highest governing body of the University— publicly called for Harvard to divest from fossil fuels Wednesday afternoon.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Experts Say Search Committee Likely Interviewing Candidates

“Less than 20 [candidates], they definitely should be doing candidate interviews,” said John Assunto, a managing partner of a search firm.

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association
Central Administration

Board of Overseers Candidates Announced

Those elected will replace outgoing members Scott A. Abell ’72, James E. Johnson, Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, Swati A. Piramal, and Kathryn A. Taylor.

Scott Abell
University

Scott A. Abell ’72

Abell's one of the three members of the Board of Overseers on the search committee currently choosing Harvard’s next president.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Recalling Secrecy and Stealth, Faust Recounts Presidential Search

Harvard’s presidential searches are famous for their secrecy, as the search committee endeavors to fend off national media scrutiny and Crimson reporters in pursuit of a scoop.

Loeb House
Drew Faust

Presidential Search Committee Convenes Behind Closed Doors

As they left Loeb House on an unseasonably warm Monday morning, several search committee members declined to comment on the subject of Sunday’s meeting.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Presidential Search Remains in ‘Information-Gathering Mode’

The search for Harvard’s next president remains in “information-gathering mode” and has not yet discussed individual candidates, according to members of the committee leading the search.

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