• Advisory Board

    Elected by the members, the IRP Advisory Board is charged with promoting a diverse, dynamic, high-quality academic community for post-career peer learning at The New School. The board and the director work together to advance the IRP’s goals by

    • Setting standards meant to ensure a broad curriculum that attracts and intellectually challenges the membership
    • Fostering opportunities for academic and administrative participation, leadership, and social interaction
    • Eliciting and responding to members' views through regular communication with the membership and committees
    • Setting standards that promote the recruitment and selection of a qualified membership interested in serious peer learning
    • Serving as a model for successful peer learning for other institutions
    • Fundraising to support IRP activities and preparing, reviewing, and approving budget revenue and expense forecasts for annual IRP funds

    May 2016–May 2017


    Chair: Harold Berkowitz 
    Vice Chair: Bruce Smith
    Secretary: Eileen Sullivan

    Members-at-Large (three-year term)

    Miriam Lawrence  
    Bernard Belkin
    Arlyne LeSchack
    Carolyn Preiss
    Michael Shapiro  

    Coordinator Representatives (three-year term)

    Jan Adler  
    Harold Berkowitz 
    Susan Forlenza 
    Howard Menikoff
    Bruce Smith
    Arlene Spiller
    Eileen Sullivan

    Committee Representatives (one-year term)

    Barbara Marwell (Curriculum)
    Dick Kossoff (Development)
    Susan Rauch (Admissions)