Claudine Gay


The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.


How Harvard’s Presidential Search Committee Landed On Claudine Gay

The search committee, led by Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81, considered more than 600 nominations over the span of just five months, making it the shortest Harvard presidential search in almost 70 years.


Claudine Gay Makes History as First Black Harvard President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay made her second historic first on Thursday when Harvard announced her selection as the University’s 30th president — the first person of color to hold the role.


First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans

As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.


Claudine Gay Remarks

Claudine Gay was announced as the 30th president of Harvard at a Smith Center event on Thursday afternoon. She will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow, pictured in the foreground alongside his wife, Adele F. Bacow.


Penny Pritzker '81 Introduces Claudine Gay as Harvard's 30th President

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker '81 speaks at the Smith Campus Center on Thursday.


FAS Dean Gay Says She Feels ‘Encouraged’ for the Future of Race-Conscious Admissions After SCOTUS Hearings

After Monday’s Supreme Court hearings for the pair of anti-affirmative action lawsuits, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said she “felt encouraged” that the case for race-conscious admissions “was laid out in a really compelling way” in an interview Wednesday.


Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Ended Fiscal Year 2022 with a $85M Surplus

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ended fiscal year 2022 with an $84.9 million surplus, according to a presentation by administrators during a faculty meeting Tuesday.


Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback

After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.


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