MIT President Search

The search process for the next president has begun and the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and Undergraduate Association (UA) are committed to providing opportunities for student engagement authorized through a joint resolution of the GSC & UA. Accordingly, the GSC & UA held over 5 student-led forums and focus groups to solicit feedback on the needs of MIT as well as the desirable qualities that a president should possess.  The opinions and perspectives collected are being used toadvise the MIT Corporation in the selection of the 17th MIT President.

Additionally, the Graduate Student Council and Undergraduate Association have formed a joint task force to serve in an advisory capacity to the search process. On this body, ten undergraduates and ten graduate students in total, chaired by six students, will represent the MIT student community. They will be responsible for soliciting feedback from their constituencies.

The GSC and UA have selected a group of students to serve on the task force. Over the upcoming weeks, we also encourage for students to provide opinions online.


Preliminary Report Released

Report can be found here >>


Submit Online Comments

Online Comments can be submitted here >>


Joint Presidential Search Task Force

GSC & UA Joint Resolution can be found here >>

Student Advisory – Executive Team

Alex Evans, GSC Appointee
Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences

Bryan Owens Bryson, GSC Appointee
Biological Engineering

Ellan Spero, GSC Appointee
Science, Technology, & Society

Amanda David, UA Appointee
Management

Patrick Hulin, UA Appointee
Mathematics

Kimberly Sparling, UA Appointee
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Student Advisory – Membership

Neelkanth Bardhan G
Materials Science & Engineering

Amy Bilton G
Aeronautics & Astronautics

Lorenna Buck G
Biological Engineering

David Chang ’12
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Ravi Charan ’14
Mathematics

Amanda C. David ’13
Management

Aalap Dighe G
Mechanical Engineering

Alex Evans G
Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences

Alex Ghaben ’13
Chemical Engineering

Nada Hashmi G
Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management

Patrick A. Hulin ’14
Mathematics

Ellen McIsaac ’12
Materials Science & Engineering

John Kendall Nowocin G
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Lindsey Osimiri ’14
Biological Engineering

Bryan D. Owens G
Biological Engineering

Arun Saigal ’13
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Kimberly M. Sparling ’12
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jeffrey Sperling ’15
Freshman

Ellan F. Spero G
Science, Technology and Society

Addison K. Stark G
Mechanical Engineering

Dong Wang G
Urban Studies & Planning