Harvard president to step down
Catherine G. (Drew) Faust, a Civil War historian and Harvard University's first female president, plans to step down next June, according to a report in the The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Faust took the helm of Harvard in 2007, assured of her place in the history of the university and of higher education while dismissive of the pioneering label that would forever be affixed to her.
Faust stated in a letter that she intends to stay on as president through the completion of a capital campaign, which already has surpassed a public goal of $6.5 billion.
The membership of the faculty and staff advisory committees for the search to fill Faust's position have been named. The composition of a third advisory committee, consisting of students from across the university, will be announced later.