Eleven years ago, the prestigious Harvard University had its first ever female president. And since then, the institution has worked extra hard on bettering their educational system and providing as much comfort and help to any student who wishes to learn from them. However, a change in leadership is looming on the horizon as Harvard’s President Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust recently announced that she will leave her position in June of 2018.
A few days ago, Dr. Faust wrote a message to Harvard’s professors and students stating her desire to leave the presidential post in June of next year. She said that it has been a privilege leading the University through its ups and downs. Dr. Faust proceeded to point out how the university community faced various troubles together and ended up being stronger than ever. She also commended the various improvements on the educational and administrative aspects of their system and also how Harvard became a diverse institute with an open mind and a sheer hunger for trying out new things.
Still, according to her message, Dr. Faust felt like after 11 years of governing the world famous institute, it is now the right time for a new leader to take over and continue Harvard’s impressive reputation of providing quality education. She also expressed gratitude to every member of the Harvard community for the honor and support they have given her during her more than a decade long leadership.
The 69 year old historian became Harvard’s President last 2007 when Dr. Lawrence H. Summers left the position after facing various issues and problems with his fellow Harvard faculty members. Since she started, Dr. Faust worked hard on making Harvard more accessible to less financially capable students by providing flexible financial aids. She was also responsible for how diverse the Harvard community is these days.