Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs Hosts Forum on Higher Education Innovation Featuring IBM Executive Stan Litow


NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2014 – The Higher Education Innovations Project at Baruch College and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation welcome Stan Litow, IBM’s Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, as featured guest speaker for the Forum on Higher Education Innovation on February 25.

Litow, also President of the IBM International Foundation, will speak about IBM’s efforts in implementing new models for innovative educational programs that combine high school and college curricula in an integrated program of academics, experiential learning, internships and on-the-job field experience. He will also talk about the challenges faced in changing the culture and paradigms of the higher education community, including IBM’s creation of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), and building partnerships with the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, and New York City College of Technology.

Litow is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at major conferences on philanthropy and corporate leadership in the United States and around the world. His articles and commentaries have appeared in numerous publications. Under his leadership, IBM has been widely regarded as the global leader in corporate citizenship and praised for societal, civic and environmental leadership and labor practices. Prior to joining IBM, Litow was founder of Interface, a privately financed think tank devoted to improving education in NYC public schools, and served as Deputy Chancellor of New York City Public Schools.


WHAT: Forum on Higher Education Innovation, featuring IBM Vice President Stan Litow

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25

WHERE: Baruch College, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, Room 301

RSVP REQUIRED: The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. E-mail Jonelle Griffen at


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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