The Academic Trustee Candidate

Chien Wen Kung ’04 notes that Todd Zywicki ’88, who yesterday announced he would run for an alumni Trustee spot as a write-in candidate, is the only academic of the four-candidate slate.

How very strange that an educational institution whose chief business is learning should have no academics among its trustees. Zywicki’s election could go some way towards bridging the divides between the faculty and the board, and I think — given the antipathy demonstrated towards T. J. Rodgers some while back — that’s a good thing.

This year’s official candidates are all corporate executives, like last year’s winner, T.J. Rodgers ’70. Last year’s College-nominated slate included two administrators and one executive.