Derek Bok





Derek Bok

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March 22, 1930

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Derek Curtis Bok (born March 22, 1930) is an American lawyer and educator, and the former president of Harvard University.

Bok was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1951), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1954), and George Washington University (A.M., 1958). He taught law at Harvard from 1958, where he served as dean of the law school (1968–1971) and then as university president (1971–1991). Bok currently serves as the Faculty Chair at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard and continues to teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School.

After 15 years away from the Harvard presidency, Bok returned to lead the university on an interim basis after Lawrenc...more


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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Derek Bok

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”
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“For the first time in living memory, current generations of young people today are likely to be no better educated than their parents.”
Derek Bok, Higher Education in America



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