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Baruch College Hosts Forum on Higher Education

abraham m. lackman

Abraham M. Lackman

NEW YORK, NY - December 2, 2014- Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes Abraham M. Lackman as the guest speaker for the Higher Education Innovations Forum on Thursday, December 4. He will discuss inexpensive and effective approaches in public higher education.

Abraham M. Lackman brings a broad range of experience in government and higher education. He spent 24 years as Secretary of the New York State Senate Finance Committee and was budget director of New York City during the Giuliani administration. Following his service in government, he was President of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) for eight years, where he was responsible for leading and coordinating the state and federal public policy advocacy of more than 100 New York colleges.

Upon concluding his tenure with the Commission (cIcu) in November 2009, Mr. Lackman launched the higher education and government consulting firm, Praxis Insights. Lackman also serves as Senior Officer in Civic Affairs at the Simons Foundation, where he helps build strategic relationships with governments, nonprofit organizations and other key partners to increase awareness, action and resources devoted to math and science education. He serves on the boards of Long Island University and the Public Policy Institute of New York State.

Lackman earned a B.A. from New York University and holds an M.A. in economics from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a Clarence D. Rapplyea Government Scholar in Residence at Albany Law School's Government Law Center in 2010-2011, and he currently serves as Scholar in Residence at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.

The forum is part of a series led by Baruch Professor Dr. Stan Altman. It’s free and open to the public.

WHAT: Higher Education Innovations Forum

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Baruch College - Information & Technology Building (Library Building)
151 E. 25th Street
Room 763



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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