March 11, 2015

Haverford College Leader to Head Operations at Met Museum

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art appointed Haverford College President Daniel H. Weiss on Tuesday as its new president and chief operating officer, The New York Times writes. He will succeed the retiring Emily K. Rafferty, who ran day-to-day operations at the museum for a decade after rising through the ranks of its development office.

Mr. Weiss, 57, brings both business and scholarly credentials to the job, having earned an MBA at Yale and a doctorate in Western medieval and Byzantine art at Johns Hopkins. He will take office this summer, overseeing a staff of about 1,500 and an annual budget of $300 million at one of the world's most popular museums. He served as president of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., from 2005 to 2013 before moving to Haverford, a prestigious liberal-arts school near Philadelphia.