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Stan Altman has extensive experience in higher education administration. He is campus director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance for preparing students for careers in the non-profit and leads the partnership between Baruch College and the Rubin Museum of Art.
He served as the interim-President of Baruch College in 2009-10 and as Dean of Baruch’s School of Public Affairs from 1999-2005. He has also served as Deputy to the President, SUNY Stony Brook, and Associate Provost for Health Policy, State University of New York. He has held faculty positions at City College, Princeton University, and SUNY Stony Brook.
Trained as an engineer, Professor Altman’s early career involved research into the design of parallel computers, computer-based information systems and transportation systems. He was one of an early vanguard of professionals with strong applied mathematics and engineering backgrounds who applied their skills to the delivery of public services and in later years to the study of health systems. He has developed a powerful cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving.
His areas of expertise and interest include strategic planning, improving the productivity of public services, nonprofit management, health policy and social entrepreneurship. He has served as a consultant to the RAND Corporation, Institute for Defense Analysis, Citicorp, numerous New York City and non-profit agencies. Among his accomplishments was the development of Project MATCH, a building superintendent training program for New York City owned housing, and Project SCORECARD, a system for rating the cleanliness of New York City Streets. His career also demonstrates his commitment to service through his volunteer work both in New York City and in Southern India. He has created a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Healing Hearts, a 501(c)3 that raises funds for the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre in the Vellore District of Tamilnadu India.
He holds a doctorate in Systems Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York.