Baruch College Honors Dr. Matthew Goldstein & Dr. Lewis Friedman At 25th Annual Baruch Dinner
Friends, colleagues and alumni of Baruch College paid tribute to Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor Emeritus, The City University of New York and Dr. Lewis Friedman, Retired Faculty Member, Baruch College School of Public Affairs during the 25th Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner.
Dr. Matthew Goldstein, served as chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) from September 1999 to June 2013, the first CUNY graduate to lead the nation’s most prominent urban public university.
Prior to serving as chancellor, Dr. Goldstein held senior academic and administrative positions, including president of Adelphi University, president of Baruch College, president of the Research Foundation, and acting vice chancellor for academic affairs of CUNY. He has also held faculty positions at several colleges and universities and has written extensively in mathematics and statistics.
Dr. Lewis Friedman received a PhD in Political Science and was a tenured faculty member at The City University of New York for 30 years. During this period he started a real estate business that owned and operated multi-family residential property in Manhattan. He effectively combined the insights and skills of each profession to inform and enhance the other.
At this year’s dinner, Baruch student Catherine Ochoa, a sophomore majoring in management of musical enterprises, performed a song. Catherine (or Cathia, as she is better known), made it into the Top 16 overall contestants and Top 4 on “Team Usher,” during the 2013 season of the reality TV talent show, “The Voice.”#