Kathleen Waldron

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Dr. Kathleen Waldron, PhD is president of William Paterson University, now in her seventh year as leader of one of the largest public universities in New Jersey with more than 11,000 students.[1] From 2004 to 2009, she served as the president of Baruch College of the City University of New York, succeeding Edward Regan, the former New York State Comptroller.[2] Waldron has more than 18 years of experience in higher education and 17 years of experience in international banking.[1]

She is a member of the board of the New Jersey Presidents Council, New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Tinker Foundation, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson, NJEDGE.net and is a founding member of the New Jersey Campus Compact.[1]

Dr. Waldron received her Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University (SUNY), and Master's degree and Ph.D (1977) in Latin American History from Indiana University. She taught at Bowdoin College from 1977 to 1981, and then as a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela. She was the dean of the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus from 1998 to 2004. Prior to being an educator, Dr. Waldron held several executive positions at Citibank. From 1991 to 1996, she served as President of Citibank International in Miami. Before working at Citibank, Dr. Waldron worked at Chemical Bank on Latin American public and private sector lending.

Under Dr. Waldron, Baruch College received record donations from its alumni, including $54 million in her first year as President.[3]


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Edward Regan
President of Baruch College
Succeeded by
Stan Altman