Meet Ron Liebowitz, the ninth president of Brandeis
On July 1, Brandeis 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.
As he prepared for his new role, Liebowitz spoke to BrandeisNow about what brought him to the university, his impressions of Brandeis and its community, his own research, and baseball.
Q: As you begin serving as the ninth president of Brandeis, what are your thoughts on the university and your role?
RL: One of the most impressive things about Brandeis is how far it’s come in only 68 years. It was founded in 1948, and yet it has a remarkable legacy in the quality of the faculty and the accomplishments of its alumni. I see my charge as president as celebrating that legacy and extending it into the future, so that subsequent generations have the opportunity to study and research at a place of this quality.
Read the rest of the conversation with President Liebowitz.