While I think that Harvard as a whole is probably ungovernable, the folks at Inside Higher Ed are soliticing suggestions. I noticed that there wasn’t a conservative on the list, so, without further ado, I’ll throw my two cents’ in, and invite you, gentle (and ungentle) readers, to do likewise.
My old friend John Walters has lots of administrative experience and could certainly help Harvard address underage drinking and substance abuse problems.
Bill Kristol is a Harvard man; unfortunately, his experience in the White House probably doesn’t adequately prepare him for the Machiavellian nastiness of faculty politics.
Paul Wolfowitz has recently learned a thing or two about handling money, which would make him an exceptional steward of Harvard’s endowment.
Zell Miller knows a good bit about living in an institution with people who can’t stand him.
Update: It occurred to me that I wasnt thinking inside the box enough, so here are my "diversity" candidates (taking diversity in the standard academic sense).
Condoleezza Rice is a natural, with all sorts of higher ed experience, but she may be unavailable after 2008.
John Yoo is a Harvard alumnus who has given more thought to the outer bounds of executive authority than just about anyone else.
Christina Hoff Sommers could perhaps help Harvard make certain that women are not overrepresented in the undergraduate population, as is the case at so many other elite institutions. Her problem? Look at the last name.