February 26, 2015
Announcing Dean Peck’s Retirement
To Faculty and Staff of Baruch College:
I want to share with you the news that Dr. Jeffrey Peck, who has served with distinction for the past 7 years as Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences and for the past 4 years as Vice Provost for Global Strategies, has informed me of his decision to retire from Baruch College at the end of the current academic year. Jeff has led the ongoing revitalization of the Weissman School curriculum, degree programs and faculty. He created the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, developed the Valentín Lizana y Parragué Endowed Chair in Latin American Studies, launched special initiatives in the school in global studies and civic engagement, and was instrumental in creating the new MA in Arts Administration. He also played a role in 2013 in increasing the endowment of the Weissman School through the generosity of Mildred Weissman.
In 2011, I asked Dr. Peck to take on an additional set of responsibilities as the Vice Provost for Global Strategies, a position created to coordinate and initiate global activities throughout the College. In this capacity, he led the successful effort to develop a Global Strategic Plan and now its implementation, and he worked with his fellow deans and other senior leadership at the College to develop new institutional relationships and agreements in our selected target countries. Concurrently, Jeff Peck also served as the CUNY representative to the World Cities, World Class Universities Global Network, in which other Baruch faculty also participate.
Jeff Peck has made an enduring contribution to the academic standing and international visibility of Baruch College, for which we owe him our thanks and appreciation. We extend him every good wish as he starts this new phase of his life and career.
Mitchel B. Wallerstein
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