Board of Overseers
Harvard alumni elected seven members to the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing board, the University announced Thursday.
Paul L. Choi ’86, a lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday. Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, a neuroscience professor, will serve as vice president.
Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, making her the first Black woman in history to sit on the bench.
The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — a network of Harvard affiliates dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed six candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for the Harvard Alumni Association’s elected directorships on March 20.
Harvard announced the nominees for the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — and for elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association Monday.
Helena G. Buonanno Foulkes ’86, the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Rhode Island.
Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — including one candidate backed by the climate action and racial justice campaign Harvard Forward.
Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86, a former corporate executive who has held top positions at CVS Health and served as CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday.
The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — an alumni group centered on increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed five candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for elected directorships on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association on Wednesday.
For the second year in a row, a slate of candidates backed by Harvard Forward will appear on the election ballot for the Board of Overseers, the organization announced Monday.
Following the successful election of three candidates last year, Harvard Forward is again vying for seats on the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body.
Harvard’s long-lived divestment movement this year gained powerful allies among the faculty and placed supporters in the upper echelons of University leadership, but its ultimate goal pushing the University to completely divest from fossil fuel companies remains unfulfilled.
Harvard Forward, Fresh Off of Board of Overseers Wins, Sets Sights on 2021 With New Slate of Candidates
Harvard Forward, a student and alumni group working to end climate change and increase recent alumni representation within Harvard’s governance boards, announced their 2021 campaign Tuesday.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers — Harvard’s second-highest governing body — in an interview with The Crimson on Friday.
Some Harvard alumni said they see recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers as a rebuke of the democratic spirit of the Overseers elections, while others see the nominating process as a necessary safeguard against special interests.
Three weeks ago, leaders of the alumni group Harvard Forward were “thrilled.” After months of petitioning and campaigning, they had elected three candidates to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, its second-highest governing body.
The Harvard Corporation and Board of Overseers approved recommendations that will limit the number of members of the Board of Overseers who are nominated by petition to six out of 30 seats at any given time.
A 20-page report on the election and function of Harvard’s Board of Overseers reveals new details about how the second-highest governing body leads the University, in addition to issuing recommendations about future Overseer elections.
For over a decade, student groups have worked to advance fossil fuel divestment at Harvard by meeting with University presidents and holding demonstrations in Harvard Yard. Now three of their own will sit on the University’s second-highest governing body.
Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing body — including four Black alumni and three candidates supported by the young alumni representation campaign Harvard Forward.
The 2020 Harvard elections kicked off July 1 after the University postponed its start due to the global coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled to take place from April 1 to May 19.
In Wake of Alumni Criticism, Harvard Forward Co-Founders Advocate for Insurgent Campaign at Town Hall
The Zoom town hall followed a letter penned by a group of alumni, which included 10 out of the 13 current members of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Executive Committee, criticizing Harvard Forward’s campaign strategy and policy positions.
Current and Former Harvard Alumni Association Leaders Criticize Harvard Forward’s Board of Overseers Campaign
A group of alumni volunteers — including past and present members of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Executive Committee — penned a letter to other alumni criticizing tactics employed by the group Harvard Forward in this year’s Board of Overseers’ election.
Harvard Forward began the University’s election cycle with an ambitious plan to host events around the world, but with a public health crisis at hand, they have been forced to move their grassroots efforts online.