Dedication

Dedication: Bob Kerrey

The 2009–2010 Annual Report is dedicated to Bob Kerrey.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that The New School dedicates this year’s Annual Report to Bob Kerrey, our extraordinary president from 2001 through 2010. As The New School’s seventh president, Bob was charged by the board of trustees with the daunting mandate of unifying its eight distinct divisions into a cohesive single university. Bob took on the challenge with grace, gusto, and strength of mind.

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A true citizen of the world, Bob encouraged students to explore new ideas, pursue challenging goals, and become innovative thinkers.

Capitalizing on his broad experience and vast network, acquired during his years as a successful business owner, Nebraska governor, and U.S. senator, Bob worked tirelessly to raise funding and awareness. A true citizen of the world, he encouraged students to explore new ideas, pursue challenging goals, and become innovative thinkers. In his decade as president, 38 new academic programs were launched across the university. Enrollment increased by 44 percent, and our full-time faculty more than doubled, with tenure extended in all academic divisions. In keeping with his and The New School’s democratic ideals, Bob paved the way for the creation of both a University Faculty Senate and a Student Senate. It is thanks to Bob’s charismatic personality, keen intellect, and remarkable fundraising efforts that our endowment more than doubled and construction began for a University Center intended to embody and model sustainable practice and design. Bob Kerrey’s contributions honored The New School’s mission and helped ensure that The New School remained a place of academic excellence, social awareness, and extraordinary opportunity. His brilliance, his playful smile, and his tremendous heart will be greatly missed.

Bob Kerrey’s contributions honored The New School’s mission and helped ensure that The New School remained a place of academic excellence, social awareness, and extraordinary opportunity.