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MIT Names President Search Committees

On Jan. 7, MIT announced the membership of two search committees for a new president. More information is available at

Corporation Committee on the Presidency

James A. Champy ’63 (chair)--chairman of consulting, Perot Systems Corp., Boston

W. Gerald Austen ’51--the Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Gordon M. Binder--managing director, Coastview Capital, LLC, Los Angeles

Denis A. Bovin ’69--vice chairman of investment banking at Bear, Stearns & Co., New York

Dedric A. Carter ’98--principal, American Management Systems, Arlington, Va.

Arthur Gelb ’61--president, Four Sigma Corporation, Woburn, Mass.

Edie N. Goldenberg ’67--Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Paul E. Gray ’54--professor of electrical engineering and president emeritus, MIT

Dana G. Mead (ex officio) ’67--chairman of the Corporation, MIT

Paula J. Olsiewski (ex officio) ’79--president of the MIT Alumni Association; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York

Frank Press--principal, The Washington Advisory Group, Washington, D.C.

Kenan E. Sahin ’63--president and founder, TIAX, Boston

Susan E. Whitehead--vice chairman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Mass.

Barrie R. Zesiger--managing director, Zesiger Capital Group, Rowayton, Conn.

Former chairs of the Corporation will serve as consultants to the committee. They are:

Alexander V. d’Arbeloff ’49--honorary chairman and Professor of the Practice in the Sloan School and Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Howard W. Johnson--president emeritus, MIT

David S. Saxon ’41--president emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles

The committee secretary and assistant to the chair will be Kirk D. Kolenbrander, the special assistant to the president and chancellor at MIT.

Faculty Advisory Committee to the Corporation on the Presidential Search

Jerome I. Friedman (chair)--Institute Professor and professor of physics

Rafael L. Bras ’72 (ex-officio)--the Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; chair of the faculty

Sylvia T. Ceyer--the J. C. Sheehan Professor of Chemistry

Peter Diamond ’63--Institute Professor and professor of economics

Lorna J. Gibson--the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering

Stephen C. Graves--the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems

Paula T. Hammond ’84--associate professor of chemical engineering

Kenneth Manning--the Thomas Meloy Professor of Rhetoric and the History of Science; secretary of the faculty

Wanda J. Orlikowski--the Eaton Peabody Professor of Communications Sciences

L. Rafael Reif--professor of electrical engineering

Paola M. Rizzoli--professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; associate chair of the faculty

Bishwapriya Sanyal--the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning

Isadore M. Singer--Institute Professor and professor of mathematics

Marcus A. Thompson--the Robert R. Taylor Professor of Music

Bruce Tidor--associate professor of bioengineering and computer science

Susumu Tonegawa--the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience

Sheila Widnall ’60--Institute Professor and professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems

SOURCE: mit press release