Two Baruch Alumni Named “Influential Leaders” By Business School Accrediting Group AACSB

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Francis J. Greenburger, left, and Lawrence Zicklin

NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2015 – Two business school alumni of Baruch College are among 100 honorees in the inaugural group of Influential Leaders named today by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB), the global accrediting body for business schools.

Francis J. Greenburger ’74 and Lawrence Zicklin ’57 both graduated from Baruch College before the Zicklin School of Business was named in 1998, in recognition of a generous endowment donated by Lawrence and Carol Zicklin. Greenburger and Zicklin each formerly served as Managing Partner and Chairman of Neuberger Berman, an employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1939. Zicklin today continues to serve on the company’s board, while Greenburger is founder and CEO of Time Equities, Inc., a real estate investment, development and management business.

They join 98 other Influential Leaders who include former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, retired Army General Tommy Franks, specialty retailer Stew Leonard, Jr., the late Walmart founder Sam Walton, plus dozens of corporate executives, entrepreneurs and others from 20 industries in 21 countries.

“We are thrilled that our distinguished alumni, Larry Zicklin and Francis Greenberger have been recognized by AACSB as exceptional leaders,” said Dean Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean, Zicklin School of Business. “They are influential leaders not simply by virtue of forging successful business careers but by what they have done with their success as valuable resources to the School and throughout the community.”

“It is my honor to recognize Francis J. Greenburger and Lawrence Zicklin for their contributions as Influential Leaders, and to thank Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business for their dedication to providing a business education environment based on engagement, innovation, and impact,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International.

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is one of 740 business schools in 48 countries accredited by AACSB, which is entering its centennial year. AACSB accreditation involves a rigorous peer review process, and attests to excellence in strategic management and innovation; learning and teaching goals; academic and professional engagement; and active participation across the education process by students, faculty and staff.

For the full list of recipients, visit www.aacsb.edu/Influential-Leaders.

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About Zicklin School of Business:
Backed by a long tradition of excellence in public higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is proud to be a leader in providing urban-based undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the twenty-first century. A school within Baruch College, consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value, Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.
About AACSB International:
Founded in 1916, AACSB is an association of more than 1,450 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 90 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, AACSB offers a wide array of services to the management education industry. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA; its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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