Harvard’s Board of Overseers’ president and president-elect discuss roles

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 16:40 in Mathematics & Economics

On a recent afternoon, the Gazette sat down with Susan Carney, current president of the Board of Overseers, and Michael Brown, president-elect for 2019-20, to talk about the Overseers’ role, their Harvard experiences, and the new online voting option for the Overseers election, now in progress. Susan Carney ’73, J.D. ’77, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has chaired the board’s standing committee on humanities and arts, and was one of three Overseer members of Harvard’s presidential search committee in 2017-18. Michael Brown ’83, J.D. ’88, is co-founder and CEO of the public service organization City Year. He chairs the board’s standing committee on social sciences and is co-chair of the Harvard College National Advisory Board for Public Service. Q&A Susan Carney and Michael Brown GAZETTE [to Carney]: Could you talk about the most memorable aspects of your time as president of the board so far? What advice...

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