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Acting President Jon Strauss, Ph.D.

Jon Strauss, Ph.D., is serving as acting president during President Nyre’s sabbatical, June 1 through December 31, 2017.

Dr. Strauss has a remarkable record of distinction, having served as president of three colleges, most recently Manhattanville College. Previously, he was president of Harvey Mudd College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, each for nine years. In addition, he has served as president of Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), was an early developer of the MBA in sustainable business and has held senior positions at such outstanding institutions as the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among others. He held faculty positions in computer science and electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Strauss’s wife, Jean, is a documentary filmmaker supporting the movement to open adult adoptee birth records.