Newman Vertical Campus Space Named in Honor of Dean Myrna Chase

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Photo - Former Weissman School Dean Myrna Chase

Dean Myrna Chase retired from Baruch College after thirty seven years of service.

New York, NY – Feb. 28, 2008 –
On the occasion of her retirement, and in celebration of Dean Myrna Chase's long and illustrious career at Baruch College, the College asked the CUNY Board of Trustees to approve the naming of the Myrna Chase Conference Room, located in the William And Anita Newman Vertical Campus, Room 8-262.

Myrna Chase was Dean of the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and retired this year after thirty-seven years of dedicated service to Baruch College. Dr. Chase joined Baruch College as a European intellectual historian in 1971. She received honors as a Fulbright and Mellon Scholar, founded the Feit Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar, chaired the Weissman Curriculum Committee for many years, and was instrumental in the creation of the Baruch Honors program. She quickly became known as a campus leader and over time served as Chair of the History Department, campus facilitator for the College's last full Middle States accreditation review, and eventually, in 2000 - 2001, as interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. In these roles she earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for students and faculty alike. Dr. Chase is also one of only two faculty members who have won all three of the College's Presidential Excellence Awards for scholarship, teaching, and service.

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York approved the naming of the Myrna Chase Conference Room, NVC 8-262, on February 25, 2008.