Publisher Departs

Irina Kuksin, who joined the magazine as finance and administrative director in late 2007 and assumed the publisher’s responsibilities in 2010, retired on March 31. She arrived at 7 Ware Street not long before the financial crisis and Great Recession upended advertising and in other ways threatened the magazine’s economics. In the years since, she has led the essential advertising, fundraising, and marketing teams while keeping careful control of expenses and, of late, coping with pandemic-related kinks in the supply chain for paper, our printer’s operations, and other crises. Throughout, of course, the magazine’s business and editorial staffs have been adapting to increasingly digital modes of publishing.

We salute Kuksin as a reliable, steady partner who has believed thoroughly in, and been completely supportive of, Harvard Magazine’s editorial services to our cherished readers. She departs to spend more time with her family members and to travel—and with our warm best wishes. And our thanks for her willingness to continue serving part-time to oversee financial matters while the Board of Directors searches for a successor.

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