I was hired as junior faculty when Chuck was President. My initial opportunity to interact with him was over a student tragedy,when I was struck by his deep engagement and humanity. I got to know Chuck better after he stepped down as President, and this impression of a fine, thoughtful person...
All of my memories of Chuck bring with them a deep appreciation for Becky as well. They were a true inspiration to me as a young faculty member, exhibiting partnership and companionship in the context of running a complex organization like MIT.
I am thankful for the trailblazing work that President Emeritus Vest and many leaders in academia have done to lay the foundation that will continue to elevate this institution to greatness. Thank you for making the invisible visible.
“Chuck Vest was widely regarded as the leading research university president of his era, and his commitment to faculty diversity at MIT and beyond was one of his many outstanding characteristics as a university leader. I had the privilege of working with him for his entire tenure as president,...
Chuck Vest contributed to the cause of women in science at MIT and beyond, and he advanced gender equity throughout academia in the process. I am deeply grateful for his role.
Chuck Vest was a great supporter of gender equity at MIT and everywhere else. I am happy to see that your group is holding this affair in recognition of his outstanding, high impact contributions. Millie Dresselhaus