Earlier this month the Graduate Commons community honored President Faust for her commitment as a leader and friend of the program. Throughout the program’s 10 years, organizers say, Faust has continued to put belonging and inclusion at the forefront of Harvard’s values.
The Graduate Commons program is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides a “home away from home” for the Harvard graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families living in Harvard University Housing. President Faust was in attendance as the program thanked more than 60 participating Community Advisors and Faculty who support the program and host more than 400 events for the diverse residential community.
In thanking Faust for her unwavering support throughout the years, Graduate Commons Program Director Lisa Valela, said, “Tonight as you prepare to move forward from your tenure as Harvard’s 28th President, we stop to recognize the gift you provided us 10 years ago, that enabled the Graduate Commons Program to begin, to grow, and now to flourish. Without your generosity and focus on building ONE HARVARD, we would not be sitting here today.”