Office of the President Edit


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Corporate Entity


  • 1948-present (Existence)

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  • Office of the President

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    The president is responsible for the general administration of the university. The president delegates this authority through various vice-presidents who are responsible for a particular aspect of the university's operations, such as development, academic affairs, and finance and administration. The president is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible to the Board. The first president of Brandeis was Abram L. Sachar from 1948 through 1968, followed by Morris B. Abram,1968 through 1970; Charles I. Schottland, 1970 through 1972; Marver H. Bernstein, 1972 through 1983; Evelyn E. Handler, 1983 through 1991; Stuart H. Altman, who acted as interim president from 1990 through 1991; Samuel O. Thier, 1991 through 1994, Jehuda Reinharz, 1994 through 2010; and Frederick Lawrence, 2010 through the present.

    Author: Allison Lange