Case Code : CLMISC008
Publication date : 2008
Subject : Miscellaneous
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On February 11, 2007, Drew Gilpin Faust was appointed as Harvard University's 28th President. She was the first female president in the University's 371 year old history. Her appointment was viewed as an indicator of the progress made by women in the present generation which led to them being treated at par with men.
Faust was the first woman president in the 371 year old history of Harvard. James Houghton, the chairman of the search committee, said, "This is a great day, and a historic day, for Harvard. Drew Faust is an inspiring and accomplished leader, a superb scholar, a dedicated teacher, and a wonderful human being."
Several academicians welcomed the appointment of Faust as Harvard's next president. Claire Van Ummersen (Ummersen), director of the Office of Women in Higher Education at the American Council on Education, said, "Harvard is making a statement at a critical time when we are seeing student bodies [at many schools] that are well over 50 percent women." Ummersen further added, “We see women faculty increasing in number, and the place where we have lagged most is in research institutions having women at the executive level... Hopefully, this will have some influence on boards of trustees or overseers of other institutions."...