LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Presidential Search Committee Needs to Represent Broader Interests

To the Editor:
Provost Kotlikoff says that the presidential search committee “will be composed in a broad way.”
Among its nineteen members and three advisors I count six MBAs (five from Harvard and one from Penn) and two JDs (both from Harvard). Not surprisingly, every one of the MBAs is involved in banking, investment or high level corporate work. Both of the JDs are corporate lawyers. There are two students on the committee. One is in ILR; her bio strongly suggests she is more interested in industry than labor.