Brandeis Names Ronald Liebowitz as its Ninth President

Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees today announced that Ronald D. Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of Brandeis University.

The former president of Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont, Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ron Liebowitz to our community,” said Perry M. Traquina ’78, chair of Brandeis’ Board of Trustees. “He is a proven visionary and leader who helped a great institution scale even greater heights and deftly managed it through challenging times. Brandeis will benefit so much from his exceptional experience and passion.”

“I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to lead Brandeis,” said Liebowitz. “The university’s founding, based on the premise of offering an education to those who had been excluded from the finest universities, is inspiring. Its commitment to social justice, as espoused by its namesake, represents a precious compass for an institution of higher education in the 21st century. And its Jewish heritage and roots reflect a learning environment committed not only to critical thinking but to self-criticism as well. I am excited to work with Brandeis faculty, staff and students to advance Brandeis so it can be a model for teaching, learning and research that befits its history and our times.”

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