New York, NY – June 30, 2008: The New School has announced the election of Julien J. Studley, Chairman and CEO of Studley New Vista Associates, as Chairman of its Board of Trustees for a three-year term effective July 1, 2008.
“Julien Studley is one of the university’s most devoted trustees,” said Bob Kerrey, president of The New School. “Since he joined the board in 1987, he has inspired us all with his passion for what is right, his love for the students, and his deep understanding of the university. As we continue to grow the new New School, building creative and constructive interdisciplinary programs, reaching out internationally, and unifying the campus, his extensive knowledge of the institution will allow us to progress both academically and financially.” Mr. Studley succeeds Philip Scaturro, who has served as Chairman since 2002 and provided remarkable leadership during a time of enhanced reputation, increasing enrollment, the growth of the endowment, and the expansion of the university’s campus. Mr. Scaturro will continue to serve as a member of The New School’s Board of Trustees.
“I am delighted to be working even more closely with Bob Kerrey. His outstanding leadership of the university I love has transformed The New School into an exciting and distinctive intellectual program that is perfect for the 21st century,” Julien Studley said. Mr. Studley’s long and passionate association with The New School began in 1953 as a student participating in the university’s storied humanities classes. Finding a place where the values, heritage, and mission closely matched his own, he subsequently joined the faculty to teach a popular survey course on New York Real Estate. He went on to serve on the Board of the J.M. Kaplan Center for New York City Affairs before becoming a Trustee in 1987, where he chose to sit on the Educational Policy and New Technology Committees. For his many years of exceptional service to The New School community, Mr. Studley received the University’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997.
Julien J. Studley was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1927. Fleeing Nazi-occupied Belgium through France and Morocco, he finally entered the United States from Cuba in 1943 and settled in New York City. He served two years in the United States Army’s Psychological Warfare unit in Europe. Beginning his career as a diamond cutter, in 1954 he founded Julien J. Studley, Inc., a New York City real estate brokerage firm. He has since become a legend in real estate circles, partly due to his development of a new market strategy representing the needs of tenants during a boom in office construction and his quiet acquisition of the New York City block that would become the landmark Citicorp Center. In 2004, a biography by Peter Hellman, “Shaping the Skyline: The World According to Real Estate Visionary Julien Studley,” was released by John Wiley & Sons. The book examines Mr. Studley’s long and distinguished career and reveals his unique approach to real estate, negotiating strategies, leadership, and management.
Mr. Studley sold the firm in 2003 and formed Studley New Vista Associates, an organization dedicated to real estate investment and consulting. The new office also houses The Julien J. Studley Foundation, which focuses on supporting the many nonprofits Mr. Studley is affiliated with, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and The Graduate Center of CUNY, as well as other projects in Latin America, Russia, and affordable housing.
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