Jack Reardon, Master of Ceremonies
at the Installation of Harvard President Larry Bacow


M.C. John P. Reardon Jr. ’60
Photograph by Jim Harrison


In selecting John P. Reardon Jr. ’60 to serve as master of ceremonies, beginning with the call to order, Bacow settled on the living embodiment of the University’s last half-century: associate dean of admissions and financial aid, director of athletics, executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association, adviser to the president and the Governing Boards, and Harvard Medalist—the consummate Harvard people-person. Reveling in the occasion, Reardon proclaimed, “What a beautiful day for this great inauguration."


Read more here on the Inauguration of Harvard's 29th president, Lawrence S. Bacow, JD '76, MPP '76, PhD '78, which took place Friday, October 5, 2018.