The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has picked a physician and chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, as its next chief executive. Susan Desmond-Hellmann will replace Jeff Raikes, who announced his retirement from the foundation in September. Raikes, a former Microsoft executive, has served as the foundation’s CEO for five years. “We chose Sue…More
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Jeff Raikes, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has decided to step down from the job. Raikes announced his resignation in an email and in meetings with employees, accompanied by Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the foundation, according to a news released issued this morning. In his email, Raikes wrote: When Bill and…More
A well-respected national newspaper that covers higher education published a package of stories Monday that was critical of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s influence on higher education. The Chronicle of Higher Education report calculated that the Seattle foundation has spent $472 million to remake U.S. higher education since 2006. The amount makes the foundation the…More