Chair's Message

Joe Gromek

I began serving as chair of The New School’s board of trustees in November 2012, and it has been my privilege to work with President Van Zandt, Provost Marshall, faculty, staff, the board of trustees, and the boards of governors over the last year to envision and build The New School of the future. We view The New School as a university that continues to honor its legacy of creativity, innovation, and social engagement; we also see a unique role for The New School and its graduates in the increasingly global creative economy.

We have seen important progress made through the construction of the new University Center in Greenwich Village and through global partnerships in Paris, Shanghai, and Mumbai. We have also observed the future taking shape every day in The New School’s exceptional faculty and students, strong academic programs, and rich public programming.

We are seizing the opportunity to build upon The New School’s rich legacy and enduring core values and strengths and become more strategic in defining its future. We will amplify The New School’s strengths by diversifying our revenue streams, expanding our external engagement, and raising our profile. We will do all this to create a stronger university for the students of today and tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me in support of The New School.

Joe Gromek
The New School Board of Trustees

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