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Baruch College Offers Expertise on Government & Nonprofits and Urban Communities

SavasE.S. Savas, Presidential Professor in the School of Public Affairs, is an internationally known authority on privatization. He is the author of 15 books published in 21 foreign editions and more than 140 articles on public management topics.

Professor Savas is available to comment on:

— Privatization of municipal and other public services in the United States and other countries
— Managing city governments and municipal services
— Privatization of state-owned enterprises and assets
— Outsourcing, vouchers, and public/private partnerships for infratructure and for social programs

Prior to joining Baruch, Dr. Savas was professor of public management at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Professor Savas is considered a major contributor to the field of public management because of his original research in privatization. He was called “thfather of privatization” by The New York Times and is frequently quoted in numerous print and broadcast media outlets.

Professor Savas was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and served as First Deputy City Administrator of New York. He was also a member of the President's Commission on Privatization. Professor Savas was also a consultant/advisor for U.S. and foreign government agencies in 54 countries, such as the World Bank, United Nations and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Dr. E.S. Savas has BA and BS degrees from the University of Chicago, MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Piraeus (Greece).

Also Fluent in Greek.

CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, 646-660-6141, Manuel.Romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, 646-660-6112, Mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, 646-660-6134; Celene.McDermott@baruch.cuny.edu