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November 3, 1966
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Approved For Rel ,se 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78-06347AO00100030012-4 November 1966 MEMORANDUM FOR : THE RECORD SUBJECT : Conversation with Dean H. B. VanGorder. Harvard Business School 1. As is customary, a call was placed this morning to Dean Van Gorder, Assistant Dean, Administrative Director of Advanced Management Pro ram 2f ,.mess School. tt the Dean a little advance warning, Thin e e gned to perari t prior to the written submissions. of the name and a little brief background on the Agency candidate. His greeting was warm and after a few pleasantries I told him that I was calling as usual to give him the normal preview of coming attractions. I started to give a run down including Mr. 25X1A9a date of birth. when he interrupted to ask whether this might not be the PMD (Program for Management Development) candidate - that he seemed unusually young. I confirmed the date of birth saying 25X1A9a that Mr. had been a GS-15 for several years and had occupied senior and responsible positions and that he had been very carefully chosen by the normal selection process. VanGorder then said that while age was not the sole factor, the average age was about 44. He felt that the age might well. independent of other background. jeopardize his admission by the admissions committee and wondered whether we might want to reconsider in view of this possibility. He was completely apologetic in tone and I feel genuinely concerned that the Agency might be embarrassed. He did not say he would be rejected but rather strongly implied that an older candidate, preferably at the GS-16 level, would be better. I told him that I understood his feeling and said it would be communicated to others and that he would be recontacted. 4. Dean VanGorder throughout was most pleasant and 25X1A9a apologetic and to reiterate did not say definitely that couldn't be put in "with a waiver"; there is no question, however, that he recommended strongly that we defer - for the time 25X1 A9a being. It is perhaps germane to point out that we have considerable evidence that there is tremendous pressure on Harvard for entries App l e8rb e%ffff were: Approved For ReJ ase 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78-0"67A000100030012-4 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1 A9aBoard is Mr. GS-16. CCS. DUB 1919. 25X1A9a Grade Awe GS-17 43 GS-15 40 GS-18 47 CS-16 so GS-16 so 5. The first alternate selected by the Training Selection Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP78-06367A000100030012-4