Claudine Gay


Harvard Launches Search for Next Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The search for Harvard’s next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest academic school, launched Tuesday afternoon, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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