Gratz College Names New President

from Jewish Exponent:

A New President, Plan for Gratz College

Following the notion that a non-profit institution needs to be run with a business sensibility, the board of Gratz College has tapped a longtime Jewish communal fundraiser to be its next president.

Joy Goldstein on June 21 was officially named the 116-year-old institution’s first female president and the 10th in its history. The selection of Goldstein, who had been serving as Gratz’s interim president, comes two years after the previous leader stepped down.

It also follows by several months the adoption of a strategic plan that emphasizes fiscal soundness.

The new plan broadens the scope of the school’s educational mission, stating that Gratz is rooted in Jewish values but can also serve the general community. This move places the college’s secular master’s degree in education, a program that over the past two decades has helped fund the Judaic initiatives, squarely within the framework of the school’s mission, said Goldstein.