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Vest takes over Monday

By Prabhat Mehta

Charles M. Vest will take over as MIT's 15th president on Monday, Oct. 15. There will be no fanfare, however, as formal inauguration ceremonies will take place in May, according to Robert C. Di Iorio, associate director of the MIT News Office.

The most visible change will be that Vest, who has been traveling back and forth between MIT and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will now move into the president's office on the second floor of the Infinite Corridor (Room 3-208). Vest comes to MIT from Michigan, where he has served as provost for almost two years.

Vest will replace Paul E. Gray '54, who has served as president since 1980. Gray will become chairman of the Corporation on Monday. His new office will be in Room 5-205.

Outgoing Corporation Chairman David S. Saxon '41 will assume the title of honorary chairman of the Corporation. His new office will be located in Room


Vest and his family will move into the president's 111 Memorial Dr. house next week. Gray and his wife, Priscilla, will move next door into the 100 Memorial Dr. apartment complex.

Vest will likely announce his choice for the next provost of MIT in the next few days. Outgoing Provost John M. Deutch '61 announced in January that he would step down with the arrival of the new president.