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Gabriel Handel

Assistant Dean for Administrative and Educational Affairs


    In addition to focusing on a broad range of School-wide planning and policy matters, Gabe works closely with leaders throughout HBS and Harvard University to advance special projects and explore new opportunities that cut across departments and functions. His ongoing priorities include strategic and financial planning, technology planning, capital projects, design and use of the campus, major events and convening initiatives (e.g., Commencement, DIALOGUE), community engagement, neighborhood and civic affairs, campus activation, art collections and related programming, and alumni relations. Gabe holds governance roles with the Harvard Innovation Lab and the Advanced Leadership Initiative. He serves on the HBS Tech Board, the Harvard University Electronic Communications Policy Oversight Committee, the MBA Student Investment Fund Advisory Board, the Arts & Artifacts Collection Advisory group, the HBS Information Security working group, and Joint Degree steering committees, among others. Recent areas of focus have included the Digital Transformation task force and Digital Transformation implementation, the Harvard University Coronavirus Monitoring Committee, D^3 Institute launch planning, Campus Framework planning, and co-chairing the HBS COVID response core team.