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Harvard University turned to one of its own for their 29th president. Lawrence Bacow, a former president of Tufts University who has three degrees from Harvard, has been announced as Harvard’s next president. He succeeds Drew Faust, the university’s first female president. “Larry Bacow is one of the most accomplished, admired, insightful, and effective leaders in American higher education,” said William Lee, chairman of the university’s Presidential Search Committee and a senior fellow for the Harvard Corp., the school’s governing body, according to CNN. Faust has been Harvard’s president since 2007. She announced last June that she would step down.
Lawrence S. Bacow, one of the most experienced and respected leaders in American higher education, will become the 29th president of Harvard University https://t.co/j1B49l4fQv
— Harvard University (@Harvard) February 11, 2018
At a news conference Sunday, Bacow acknowledged the challenges facing institutions of higher education today, and called some of the criticism “fair.”