Arthur Downing Named Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library

January 10, 2014 | News

Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced on January 10th that Dr. Arthur Downing, who has served as Baruch College’s chief librarian since 1997, has been promoted to Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library. In his letter to faculty and staff about the senior leadership reorganization at Baruch College, President Wallerstein wrote:

“For many years, Baruch has been at the leading edge of information and technology services within CUNY. Much of our success in this area can be attributed to the expertise, management ability and vision of Dr. Arthur Downing, who has served most ably since 1997 as Chief Librarian and, since 2002, as Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, overseeing the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC). Today, Baruch takes the next step in the convergence of its information and computing operations by establishing the first integrated Division of Information Services in CUNY under the leadership of Dr. Downing, who is promoted to the new title of Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library. In this enhanced capacity as Chief Information Officer for the College, VP Downing will continue his leadership of the award-winning William and Anita Newman Library and the BCTC, and he will also now oversee the work of the Office of Institutional Research and Program Assessment. Already a member of the Cabinet, he will henceforth report directly to the President.”