Big crowds welcome new president in New York City, Boston

President Ron Liebowitz talks to members of the Brandeis family in Boston.

Hundreds of alumni and friends welcomed President Ron Liebowitz at events held in New York City and Boston. More than 500 members of the Brandeis family attended the New York City event at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Sept. 20, and nearly 300 came to the Boston event, held at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 27.

Liebowitz, who became Brandeis’ ninth president on July 1, spoke to both crowds about the importance of Brandeis’ powerful founding message – providing access to higher education for students who were shut out by other institutions – and how that principle continues to resonate today.

He called Brandeis a “remarkable story that not enough people know about” and told attendees that he was committed to transparency in decision making.

Liebowitz thanked alumni and friends who have already shared their thoughts about the University with him, and encouraged others to reach out as well. “We want to hear from you,” he said. “What do we need to do? Where do we need to go?”

Liebowitz was introduced in New York City by Trustee Meyer Koplow ’72, P’02, P’05. At the Boston event, Liebowitz was introduced by Jonathan Davis '75, vice chair of the Board of Trustees.

Categories: Events
Date: September 21, 2016