Claudine Gay to be Harvard's 1st Black president, 2nd woman
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has named Claudine Gay as its next president, making her the first Black person and the second woman to lead the Ivy League school.
Gay is currently a dean at the university and a democracy scholar.
She will become president July 1. Gay replaces Lawrence Bacow, who is stepping down and has said he wants to spend more time with family.
Gay said in a speech Thursday that she was "absolutely humbled by the confidence that the governing board has placed in me.”
"At Harvard we have a duty to lean in and engage, and to be of service to the world." - President-elect Claudine Gay— Harvard University (@Harvard) December 16, 2022
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