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50 Years of Access to Excellence and the American Dream

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Since 1968 Baruch College has been designated as an independent senior college within The City University of New York system, providing inclusive, transformational education to undergraduate and graduate students from New York and around the world. For 50 years, Baruch has been dedicated to elevating the prospects of its talented and diverse student body, inspiring and educating them to advance both personally and professionally. The College is recognized nationally for its impact on the social mobility of its graduates. As we look to the future, Baruch College is well positioned for the next 50 years to continue to offer access to academic excellence and the American Dream.

Baruch is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, including at these special events, and we invite you to join!

Upcoming Events

Inaugural Robert C. Weaver Presidential Lecture Series

Thursday, April 18

This lecture series will focus on diversity and leadership in honor of Baruch College’s first president, Robert C. Weaver. While Weaver’s tenure was brief, he left a legacy as the first African American to be appointed to a United States cabinet-level position when he served as the first U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 through 1968.

Speaker: The inaugural speaker is Ajay Nair, PhD, president of Arcadia University. President Nair is a nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar. Dr. Nair is the first person of color to be appointed president at Arcadia and is among the first college or university presidents of Indian-American descent in the United States.

Dr. Nair’s talk, entitled “Leading from the Center,” will focus on higher education’s mission in the 21st century; what it means and what it takes to be influential in the current context; and leave attendees with a call to action regarding influence, advocacy, and authentic leadership.

Time: 12:30-2 pm
Location: Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conferene Room 750
Lunch provided.
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Commencement

Monday, June 3

The 2019 Commencement proceedings will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Bernard M. Baruch College. Tickets are required.

Location: Barclays Center

Past Events

Baruch in Florida Alumni Luncheon

January 27, 2019

For more information, visit the Baruch Alumni website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement.

Baruch in Washington, DC Alumni Reception

December 11, 2018

For more information, visit the Baruch Alumni website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement.

Baruch in New Jersey Alumni Reception

November 7, 2018

For more information, visit the Baruch Alumni website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement.

Baruch in Charlotte Alumni Reception

October 24, 2018

For more information, visit the Baruch Alumni website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement.

Emmanuel Saxe Lecture

October 22, 2018

For more information, visit the Baruch Alumni website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement.

Inaugural Faculty Convocation

September 13, 2018

A celebration of faculty excellence and dedication, this new tradition is an opportunity to welcome new faculty, recognize achievements, and honor those with 25+ years of service.

New Student Convocation

August 23, 2018

This traditional kickoff to the academic year will also officially launch the 50th Anniversary celebration.

For more information about the 50th Anniversary and related events, please contact Kenya Lee or Janet Rossbach.

For information about the 50th Anniversary logo and visual assets, please contact Shannon Robbins.