boston.com this morning has a report on the new president of Phillips Academy in Andover.
John G. Palfrey Jr. was named 15th head of school, the board of trustees said
in a statement. Palfrey is currently a professor and vice dean for library and
information resources at Harvard Law. …
The board voted unanimously in favor of Palfrey’s appointment, the statement
said. He will succeed Barbara Landis Chase, who plans to retire at the end of
the school year. …
A well-known boarding school, Phillips was founded in 1778. Its students have
included members of some of the country’s most prominent families, back to the
Washington and Lee families of Virginia and the Lowells of Massachusetts.
Students in the 20th century have included both George H.W. Bush and George W.