MIT Alumnus to Head NAACPMIT Alumnus to Head NAACP
An MIT alumnus will likely be the next president and chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Bruce S. Gordon SM ’88 was unanimously selected by the NAACP Board of Directors at a June meeting. Contract negotiations are underway, and the selection is expected to be finalized by a board vote at the national NAACP convention, which begins this weekend.
Gordon stands out as a departure from previous NAACP leaders, who have generally come from the political and religious sectors. Gordon worked for Verizon Communications for 35 years, eventually reaching the rank of president of retail markets.