Steven Altman

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Steven Altman
President of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design
In office
May 2006 (2006-05) – 2013 (2013)
Succeeded by Greg Marick
3rd President of the University of Central Florida
In office
July 6, 1989 (1989-07-06) – June 10, 1991 (1991-06-10)
Preceded by Trevor Colbourn
Succeeded by Robert A. Bryan (acting)
President of Texas A&M University–Kingsville
In office
1985 (1985) – 1989 (1989)
Personal details
Born (1945-10-24) October 24, 1945 (age 71)
United States
Spouse(s) Judy Ellen Ovadenko
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (B.A)
University of Southern California (M.B.A. & D.B.A.)
Profession Professor

Steven Altman is an American professor and academic administrator. He served as president of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, CA from 2006 to 2013. He previously served as the third president of the University of Central Florida from 1989 to 1991.[1]

Altman was Assistant Dean at the School of Business, University of Southern California from 1969-1972. He was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Management at Florida International University from 1972–1976 and also served as the Chairman of the Division of Management from 1972-1977. At Florida International University, he was Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1977–1978, and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1981–1985, while also serving as Provost from 1982-1985.

In 1985, he was appointed President of Texas A & I University (now Texas A&M University–Kingsville) where he remained until 1989 when he joined the University of Central Florida as its third President. Altman resigned hurriedly in June 1991 so he could become president of Medical Telecommunications Associates, shortly after allegations of him using escort services were uncovered by the Orlando Sentinel.[2][3] He was appointed president of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in May 2006.

Altman is the author of 13 books and more than two dozen articles on management, leadership, education, health care, and organization development. He has won several awards for outstanding teaching and professional leadership and has been a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.[4]


  1. ^ Finding Aid for the Presidential Papers of Steven Altman, 1984-1991 University of Central Florida Library.
  2. ^ "UCF Chief Says He Won't Quit Steven Altman Says He Remembers Calling Only One Escort Service - Records Show He Called Several". Orlando Sentinel. 1991-06-08. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  3. ^ "College President Quits Over Use of Escorts". New York Times. 1991-06-10. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  4. ^ Leadership Team NewSchool of Architecture and Design .

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