Photo by Jerry Speier

A new era has begun at Baruch College. As we move forward under the leadership of President Mitchel Wallerstein, we want to offer our thanks and appreciation to Public Affairs Professor Stan Altman, who so ably and selflessly served as our interim president during the 2009-10 academic year.

Professor Altman’s tenure, brief as it was, produced a lasting legacy. His determination to tell the story of Baruch College, so deeply entwined with the history of New York City, produced a visually exciting historical installation that now resides on the ground floor of our Information and Technology Building (see photo below left). Professor Altman also established an important new partnership with the Rubin Museum, one that will bring our students an opportunity to examine the intersection of art, spirituality, knowledge, and service as well as open a window on the wonders of Himalayan art and culture.

Photo by Jerry Speier

During his tenure, Professor Altman created the Presidential Leadership Program for Interns for outstanding students, personally placing several of them in key administrative offices. And even as he prepared to return to the faculty, he began planning a major symposium, John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York, in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

Of paramount importance during these recessionary times, the Baruch Means Business Campaign continued on target and without interruption under his watchful eye, successfully reaching its goals for the fiscal year.

Thank you, Stan, for your hard work and your dedication to Baruch College during our year of transition.

Campaign Reaches $107 Million Mark

One of the key roles of Baruch College’s president is to make sure that this institution stays true to its century-old mission of providing an affordable pathway to success for deserving students. To accomplish this, the president partners with The Baruch College Fund to marshal alumni investment in this mission. Through your support of the Baruch Means Business: Reaching New Heights of Excellence campaign, the College can continue to offer the state-of-the-art programs and curricula that make Baruch a paragon of excellence among the nation’s public colleges.

Please visit to donate online and help us reach our $150 million goal.

Surrounded by award-winning students at the 21st Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner, which raises much-needed funds for the campaign. Photo by Phil Gallo