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2020 Diversity Questionnaire Responses

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, along with 13 other Harvard alumni organizations*, has asked each of the 13 Overseer candidates (8 nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association and 5 by petition) and 9 Elected Director candidates (nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association) to answer a questionnaire about their views. Responses have been received from all of the candidates.


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Click on a name below to view each candidate's response. 



Responses from Candidates for Overseer Nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association (eight)

Diego A. Rodriguez MBA ’01

David H. Eun AB ’89 magna cum laude, JD ’93

Katherine Collins MTS ’11

Raphael William Bostic AB ’87 magna cum laude

Susan Morris Novick AB ’85 magna cum laude

Tracy K. Smith AB ’94 cum laude

Miki Uchida Tsusaka AB ’84 magna cum laude, MBA ’88

Ryan Wise EdLD ’13

Responses from Candidates for Overseer Nominated by Petition
Margaret (Midge) Purce AB ’17

Jayson Toweh SM ’19

Lisa Bi Huang MPA ’19

John Beatty AB’11 cum laude

Thea Sebastian AB ’08, JD ’16


Responses from Candidates for Elected Director Nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association (nine)

Kelsey Trey Leonard AB ’10

Joyce Y. Zhang AB ’09

Mallika J. Marshall AB ’92 cum laude

Vanessa Zoltan MDiv ’15

David R. Scherer AB ’93 cum laude

Santiago Creuheras ALM ’00, ALM ’01

Benjamin D. Wei AB ’08

Sajida H. Shroff EdM ’95

Michael D. Lewis AB ’93



Online voting will be available via a link sent by email on July 1st through 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 18, 2020. You may also vote via paper ballot, which will be mailed by July 1. Online voting instructions can be found on your paper ballot and in Harvard 2020 elections emails. 

Paper ballots for the Overseers and Elected Directors must be received by 5:00 pm EDT on August 18th.


*Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard
First Generation Harvard Alumni
Harvard Arab Alumni Association
Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance
Harvard Black Alumni Society
Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus
Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance
Harvard Progressive Jewish Alumni
Harvard South Asian Alumni Alliance
Harvard Tamil Sangam Alumni
Harvard University Muslim Alumni
Native American Alumni of Harvard University


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