Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth Ross

Liz oversees academic service and resource areas including the university’s libraries, the University Art Collection, and the University Learning Center. She is responsible for academic program accreditation and compliance and serves as the liaison to the New York State Department of Education, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Veterans Administration. She coordinates student academic appeals on behalf of the Office of the Provost and is developing new connections between the Office of the Provost and student academic interests.

Other Roles at The New School

Liz has more than 24 years' experience at The New School. She was university registrar from 1986 to 2004 and became assistant provost for Academic Affairs in 2001 (a post she held concurrently with her role as registrar), associate provost in 2004, and vice provost in 2006.

Liz’s responsibilities at the university have encompassed a broad range of areas, including strategic planning, budgeting, faculty affairs, online learning, accreditation, planning for a new academic building, institutional research, and academic resources and support. She expanded the university's electronic resources by establishing a digital library and helped design plans for the future university library. In 2008, she co-authored The New School’s Periodic Review for the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. The commission issued a commendation for the report at the time it reaffirmed accreditation.

During her 18 years as university registrar, Liz supervised university-wide student registration and records. She helped lead efforts to implement two student information systems, IRIS and SCT Banner, that improved services to students by offering online registration and transcripts.

Academic Experience and Publications

Liz served as registrar at Marist College from 1983 to 1986 and as assistant registrar at SUNY Purchase from 1980 to 1983. She was an assistant professor of education at SUNY College at Buffalo and an adjunct faculty member at Marist College, where she taught American history. She is the author of The Kindergarten Crusade: The Establishment of Preschool Education in the United States (Ohio University Press, 1976) as well as several articles.

Liz attended Skidmore College and received her BA in History from New York University, University College, and her PhD in History of Education from The Johns Hopkins University.

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