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Muyng_Soo_PortraitDear Zicklin Community,

As your interim dean, I am very happy to present the second issue of the Zicklin eZine. Since the last edition, Baruch unveiled an Interim Plaza on 25th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues. The plaza officially opened to the public and the College community on February 20, in an enthusiastic ribbon cutting ceremony. For the first time in Baruch history we have an open space for students and faculty to sit around and chat, and to enjoy campus life outdoors. I cannot wait until the plaza becomes a permanent one lined with trees and benches that will become enduring features of the space.

This academic year, we achieved an unprecedented level of hiring of new faculty at the Zicklin School. CUNY's investment in Baruch College has resulted in a significant base budget change, enabling us to hire 29 new faculty and 5 replacement faculty. I am proudly reporting to you, as I write this greeting, that we have successfully completed the hiring of all 34 new faculty members. All seven Zicklin departments have hired new faculty ranging from two in the Newman Real Estate Department to eight in the management department. On this occasion I would like to personally acknowledge and thank each department chair, each search committee chair, all search committee members, and the faculty and staff members who participated in this long and arduous search process. I will enjoy sharing the profiles of our new faculty members with you in future editions of e-Zine.

The third bit of great news comes as the College is getting ready to launch the search for the next dean of the Zicklin School of Business. The Montefort Foundation made an extraordinarily generous gift, which endowed the Willem Kooyker '71 Dean of the Zicklin School of Business and also endowed a Zicklin Faculty Supplemental Support Fund. This gift will ensure that Baruch College will be able to attract and retain a top notch dean and outstanding faculty with sought after expertise.

It is my pleasure to announce the contents of our spring issue of the e-Zine, which you can find below. We begin with a brief account of the Dean's Advisory Council, which is chaired by our long-time friend and benefactor, Lawrence Zicklin. Next is an overview of the activities of the Executives on Campus, including new staff members. We have thoughtful interviews with Mikhail Gershovich, the Schwartz Institute’s director and Luke Waltzer, the assistant director for Educational Technology on Blogs@Baruch – an online publishing platform available to all Baruch students. This is followed by an article on the economic impact and initiatives of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. We have reached out to two retired faculty members: Jean Boddewyn, emeritus professor of international business and Allen Kraut, professor of management. The result is two heartfelt interviews that gave me, and should give you great pleasure reading. Lastly, we have our "regular" announcement of changes in Zicklin personnel in our "Comings and Goings" column.

These articles offer insight into the changing environment of The Zicklin School of Business, and the dedicated individuals who have helped make Baruch and Zicklin the world class college it is today.

Thank you and best regards,

Myung-Soo Lee
Interim Dean, Zicklin School of Business

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  • Dean's Advisory Council

Consisting of 13 alumni and friends, the Dean’s Advisory Council provides guidance and support in shaping the direction of the Zicklin School of Business. Read more ...

  • Executives Helping Students at Baruch
    Executives on Campus is one of Baruch’s flagship organizations founded in 2001 by dedicated Baruch alumni, including BCF Trustees. Through EOC’s various mentoring programs, EOC Mentors offer guidance and support Baruch students.
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  • An Engine for Economic Impact: Lawrence N. Field Center
    Baruch's Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship is a global business incubation hub dedicated to fostering community wealth creation and economic health by adding value to a highly diverse clientele of students, entrepreneurs, policy makers and institutions through a unique blend of entrepreneurship education, research and outreach.
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  • 2,500 Start-ups Strong: Blogs@Baruch
    Blogs@Baruch is an online publishing platform available to all Baruch College students, faculty and staff. Find out how it is more than just blog posts, how 2,500 sites have helped change the lives of Zicklin students, and where things are headed from where they began.
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  • Q&A with Jean Boddewyn
    Donald Vredenburgh, Professor of Management, sat down with Jean Boddewyn, Emeritus Professor of International Business.
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  • Q&A with Allen Kraut
    Donald Vredenburgh, Professor of Management, sat down with Allen Kraut, Professor Emeritus of Management.
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  • Comings and Goings
    We are happy to extend a warm welcome to those who have joined the Zicklin community, as well as best wishes to those who have moved on.
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