to Lead Research Foundation
a short hiatus serving as chief financial officer of Hadassah,
Richard F. Rothbard has returned to CUNY as Interim Executive
Director of the CUNY Research Foundation.
A familiar face during his 25-year CUNY career, Rothbard rose
to become Vice Chancellor for Budget, Finance, and Information
Services, in which office he served for ten years.
Rothbard's extensive knowledge of the University and higher
education is important at this critical time for the Foundation,
whose offices in the Fiterman Building near the World Trade
Center site were damaged.
The Foundation oversees $225 million in transactions, including
grants and contracts awarded to CUNY faculty and staff for research,
training, education, and services from federal, state, and city
government agencies, as well as funding from private sources.
The Foundation also administers intellectual property on behalf
of the University and insures compliance with regulations pertaining
to sponsored programs.
A graduate of Queens College and the holder of an MPA from the
School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, Rothbard succeeds
Nina Peyser, who is returning to work in the health care industry
in New Jersey. A national search will be conducted for a permanent