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Baruch Launches Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management has been established in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. The new center builds upon the school’s leadership in graduate education in nonprofit administration and on five years of programming specific to the needs of practitioners throughout the nonprofit sector in the New York region. The nonprofit administration track is the largest within Baruch's Master of Public Administration program, which has over 600 students.

Baruch’s programs for nonprofit administrators and board members reach over 1,500 organizations annually through topical seminars, conferences on advocacy, management consulting, and other timely issues. In addition, the school offers training for rising leaders in nonprofit agencies, especially those affiliated with umbrella organizations, such as Greater New York Hospital Association, United Way, Hispanic Federation, and Partnership for After School Education.

The school also conducts an annual survey of executive directors of human services agencies to determine and report their views on conditions in New York and their outlook on questions of importance throughout the nonprofit sector.

Jack Krauskopf to Direct Nonprofit Center

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management will be directed by Jack Krauskopf, Distinguished Lecturer and director of the Nonprofit Group in the School of Public Affairs.

Krauskopf was previously chief program officer for the 9/11 United Services Group, which was formed in 2001 to coordinate the social services organizations assisting people affected by the September 11 World Trade Center attack. During nearly 15 years at New School University (formerly New School for Social Research), he was dean of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, senior vice president for administration and finance, and a faculty member in urban policy.

Krauskopf has held several public sector positions, including commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration under Mayor Koch, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services (including chairman of the Parole Board), deputy and acting director of the Cleveland Department of Human Resources and Economic Development during the administration of Mayor Carl Stokes, and director of a Rutgers University–based staff office to the Mayor of Newark. He served previously as president of the Corporation for Supportive Housing and has also been a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute in New York working on human services policy issues.

Announcement of New Faculty in the Nonprofit Field

Two new faculty members have recently been appointed, adding to the considerable expertise in the nonprofit and social research sectors that is already present at Baruch College.

Professor John Casey expects to join the College in Spring 2008 from Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia. He had previous academic positions at the Inter-University Masters Program in Public Management in Barcelona, Spain and professional positions in the Office of the Mayor in New York and consultancies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific region. His work includes nonprofit and public sector management, political theory, public policy, immigration, and policing. Professor Casey has his PhD from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in political science.

Professor Nicole Marwell comes to Baruch from Columbia University, where she has been an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Latina/o Studies Program. Her work includes analysis of markets in which nonprofit and for-profit providers coexist and a forthcoming book on community organizations contending for space and power in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Professor Marwell has her PhD from the University of Chicago in sociology.

In a related field, Professor Hilary Botein has just been appointed to a position in housing and community development in the School of Public Affairs. She comes from the University of Connecticut, where she has been an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and in the Urban and Community Studies Program. Her work includes labor, housing, and neighborhood impact studies. Professor Botein has her PhD from Columbia University in urban planning.

Additional Faculty Participating in the Center

There will be a number of additional Baruch College faculty members participating in the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management. These will include School of Public Affairs Dean David Birdsell and Professors Frederick Lane, Lynne Weikart, Stan Altman, Nancy Aries, Susan Chambre, Sonia Jarvis, Florence Frucher, Michael Feller, Bin Chen, Bill Ferns, John Goering, Robert Smith, and Kyra Gaunt.


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