On July 1, Brandeis University welcomed its ninth president, Ronald D. Liebowitz. The former president of Middlebury College in Vermont, Liebowitz, 59, is a recognized leader in higher education. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the 10 best U.S. college presidents. The native New Yorker received his BA in economics and geography at Bucknell University and his doctorate in geography at Columbia University.
“I think what’s most important, in my role, really is celebrating and continuing the legacy that has happened here at Brandeis over the last 68 years. It’s a young university relatively speaking, and yet it has a remarkable legacy, both in terms of the quality of the faculty and also in terms of its alumni. And I think it’s the role of the leadership of an institution to maintain that legacy and also extend it forward, and that’s what I see as my charge.”
-Ronald Liebowitz, 9th President of Brandeis University
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