Lines of Communication Open

Bernard L. Schwartz (’48) (right) with Schwartz Communication Institute Director Dr. Mikhail Gershovich. Photo by Jerry Speier

Lines of Communication Open

Thanks to Bernard L. Schwartz (’48)

It’s impossible to overestimate the impact that the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute (BLSCI) has had on teaching and learning at Baruch College in the last 15 years. The number of undergraduates who have directly benefited from BLSCI’s faculty development and curricular support programs is steadily approaching 100,000.

Founded in 1997 through the generosity of Bernard L. Schwartz (’48), the institute is committed to helping students in every major develop confidence as communicators through a wide range of innovative approaches and instructional technology tools. BLSCI has also achieved a remarkable balance between being an academic service unit and an internationally recognized think tank, hosting a prestigious symposium annually.

“Bernard Schwartz’s vision, deep commitment to Baruch’s students, and his generous support have enabled the institute to work with faculty and the administration to gradually transform Baruch’s curriculum in a way that best facilitates our students’ continued growth as communicators,” says Dr. Mikhail Gershovich, Schwartz Institute director.

Schwartz, a progressive public policy advocate and philanthropist, is the former CEO and chairman of the board of Loral Space and Communication and the current chairman and CEO of BLS Investments.

—Diane Harrigan

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