Farewell to founding Graduate Commons Program faculty directors; welcome new ones

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After eight years of service the founding faculty directors of Harvard University Housing’s Graduate Commons Program have transitioned out of their leadership roles.

Professors Davíd Carrasco and María Luisa Parra (10 Akron Street), along with Professor Jennifer Lerner and Brian Gill (5 Cowperthwaite Street), have been instrumental in the development and growth of Graduate Commons from a two-building pilot program to its current reach across 3,000 Harvard University Housing units.

Current faculty directors Professor Jim Hogle and Doreen Hogle (Peabody Terrace) and Professor Chris Winship and Nancy Winship (29 Garden Street) have been joined by Professor Guhan Subramanian and his wife, Helen Clement (10 Akron Street), and Professor Nancy Hill and her husband, Rendall Howell (5 Cowperthwaite Street).

The arrival of the new faculty directors coincides with the expansion of the Graduate Commons Program to the entire Harvard University Housing portfolio. New to the program is Harvard @ Trilogy, located near the Harvard Longwood Campus, as well as Soldiers Field Park and One Western Avenue, located on the Harvard Business School Campus.

Said Lisa Valela, the associate director of the Graduate Commons Program, “The Graduate Commons Program is appreciative for the role Drs. Lerner, Gill, Carrasco, and Parra have played over the past eight years. They have made a lasting impact on the residents here and I am grateful for their guidance and leadership. I am also very excited to see how the community grows under our new faculty influence.”

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