HARRISON, N.J. – Sky Blue FC defender Margaret “Midge” Purce has been elected to Harvard University’s Board of Overseers.
Purce was one of five alumni named to the university’s second-highest governing body.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me and the inspired Harvard Forward movement,” Purce said in a statement. “I feel privileged to be in this position where I can serve the alumni, every current student, and the entire university. I began this process with the intent to serve, and I will not forget that.”
Purce ran as part of Harvard Forward – a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty pushing for the school to divest from fossil fuel investments and commit more resources to climate-focused initiatives. The group started after ongoing frustration with Harvard’s insufficient response to the climate crisis and lack of alumni inclusion in the university’s governance.
“It’s been incredible to watch Midge pursue off-field goals and achieve them,” Sky Blue general manager Alyse LaHue said. “Everyone at Sky Blue is so proud of her and can’t wait to watch what she does next.”
Purce will serve a six-year term on the board through Commencement 2026.