Message From The Provost - Baruch College

July 5, 2016

Welcome Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr., Dean of the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

To: The Baruch Campus Community

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Today we welcome Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr. as dean of the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences.

I was delighted to share news of his appointment with you in March, and as I have met with him in the intervening months, my enthusiasm grows. I look forward to joining Al and the Weissman faculty as we work toward enhancing student learning, faculty and undergraduate research, and civic and global engagement, as well as developing additional interdisciplinary studies, graduate programs, intra-university partnerships, and hybrid and online teaching and learning.

Let me restate some of the reasons Al Romero has the perspective and experience to lead the Weissman School:

He is an internationally recognized scholar, a committed advocate for liberal arts and science education, and a highly accomplished administrator. From 2009 to 2014, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern University of Illinois Edwardsville (SUIE), a public undergraduate- and graduate degree-granting institution serving a diverse student population of more than 14,000.

There, and in previous administrative positions at Macalester College and Arkansas State University, he created a record of strategic decision making designed to strengthen and support the liberal arts. His approach emphasizes interdisciplinary curricula, experiential hands-on and service learning, and internationalization; faculty-student engagement; intellectual enrichment and collaboration; diversification of faculty, students, and staff; improving physical and financial assets; and increasing the enrollment of well-qualified students.

I am confident that Dean Romero will engage our faculty in determining what approaches will be most effective at Baruch.

Please join me as we welcome Al warmly to the Weissman School, Baruch College, and New York City. His vision, values, vitality, and dedication herald a bright, new chapter for the Weissman School and for Baruch.


David P. Christy
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs