Bernard M. Baruch College — President

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) invite nominations and applications for an experienced, forward-thinking leader to serve as the next president of Bernard M. Baruch College (Baruch), one of the country’s top-performing colleges for its ability to serve as a catalyst for students to move up the academic and economic ladder. 

The successful candidate will serve as the eighth president of Baruch and is expected to share a deep commitment and responsibility to the College’s mission of serving as an engine for the economic and social mobility of its students, particularly those from modest backgrounds. The successful candidate will be a pioneering and entrepreneurial leader who is committed to equality, fairness, and the virtues of diversity and will define the College’s next chapter. 

Regarded as one of the jewels of the CUNY system, Baruch has carried on a rich tradition of academic excellence, accessibility, and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City, the metropolitan region, and around the world. Baruch is an educational powerhouse, boasting 30 undergraduate majors, 60 undergraduate minors, and 57 graduate-level and five doctoral-level specializations. The College’s three schools – the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business – together educate more than 18,000 students and serve as the College’s heart and soul. The College’s growing athletic program hosts 13 varsity NCAA Division III sports teams. 

Baruch features one of the most diverse and academically impressive student bodies in the nation, with students hailing from more than 168 countries and communicating in 110 languages. The campus is located near Gramercy Park in the vibrant Park Avenue South section of Manhattan, in easy reach of Wall Street and Midtown. The College’s prime location provides a valuable service: Students are within easy reach of the global headquarters of major companies and non-profits, giving them unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities they would not have elsewhere. 

The next president will take a tremendous college and continue it on its current trajectory, expanding its profile of a representation of social and economic mobility by building on its myriad achievements. The next president must be able to inspire and motivate; be a visionary and pioneer; hold close Baruch’s commitment to inclusion, opportunity, and student success; and build on its commitment to scholarship and academic vigor. 

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader with an outstanding record as an excellent manager within a higher education system or analogous organization who is attuned to the scholarly missions of a great university. Unquestionable integrity, strong political skills, a fundamental commitment to diversity, demonstrated capacity as an innovator and fundraiser, and an appetite for leadership in a high-energy, complex environment are necessary. 

The presidential search committee is being assisted by WittKieffer in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin in summer 2019 with first round candidate interviews targeted for fall 2019. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 1, 2019. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a current C.V., and contact information for at least three references (references will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate).

Please visit www.wittkieffer.com for more information.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to: 

Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield, and Kim Brettschneider
WittKieffer
BaruchPresident@wittkieffer.com

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category including sexual orientation or gender identity.
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