Kornbluth greets MIT community after assuming presidency

President Sally Kornbluth described the excitement of moving into her new role and discussed her goals for the spring semester in an email to the MIT community sent on Jan 4. The email is her first official communication since assuming the presidency on Jan. 1.

Kornbluth thanked the MIT community for their “kindness and enthusiasm.” In her email, Kornbluth stated that she will embark on “an intensive listening tour” to familiarize herself with MIT and meet with the “members of this remarkable community.” Kornbluth emphasized her openness to community members, encouraging them to share their “reflections” to help reach a collective understanding on how to “make MIT even stronger.” 

President Kornbluth is MIT’s 18th president, succeeding former President L. Rafael Reif. She previously served as Provost at Duke University.