President's Blog

  limcollege.edu staff Staff Profiles Desktops & Documents lola.rephann My Documents website BLOGS Hubspot Blogs President%27s Blog LIM 0122Finalcrop

Elizabeth S. Marcuse has been President of LIM College since 2002. Prior to joining the College, she enjoyed a successful retailing and manufacturing industry career. She began that career in the Executive Training Program at Macy’s in New York. Over the years, she moved on to increasingly more senior roles, eventually becoming the Director of Retail Planning for the Donna Karan Company.

President Marcuse is on the Board of Directors of Fashion Group International and is a member of the Board of Trustees of APC Colleges, where she is an active advocate for higher education issues on both the state and federal levels.

Past, Present, Future: A Tribute to LIM College’s Alumni

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 5:06:35 PM


As another calendar year comes to a close, my thoughts are on the future. Given the success of many of the talented women and men who have graduated from LIM throughout the decades, I can’t help but be optimistic about what’s in store for our current students as they move forward in pursuing their goals.

Over the past few months, WWD has run a series of profiles on successful LIM graduates. Luisa Herrera-Garcia ('88), Senior Vice President of Operations and Production at John Varvatos Enterprises, is a leading executive in the menswear arena with more than two decades of experience at brands including Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, and PVH.

Read More

Tags: WWD, Luisa Herrera-Garcia, LIM College alumni, Doug Jakubowski, Bianca Caampued

Visual Merchandising Majors Go “Back Through the Decades”

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 11:54:46 AM

Students in Professor Grailing King’s Visual Merchandising: History, Theory and Practice class are taking everyone passing through LIM’s newest space in Maxwell Hall on a trip through time.

Last week, at an event attended by faculty, staff, family members, and industry professionals, the class unveiled “Back Through the Decades,” a new visual installation on the first floor of Maxwell Hall consisting of a series of visual vignettes representing the 1900’s through the 1980’s.

Read More

Tags: visual merchandising, visual display, Grailing King, visual vignettes

Family & Friends Weekend 2016

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 11:55:02 AM

Over 200 LIM College students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members came together from October 7-9 to celebrate our sixth annual Family & Friends Weekend. I’m pleased to share a few highlights from an three exciting days of activities.

Read More

Tags: Family & Friends Weekend, President's Blog, Vegas Night, Iron Merchant

A Message to LIM Students: Get Involved!

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 12:59:57 PM

As the new academic year gets underway, I’d like to encourage all of our students to get involved in the LIM community. Whether you’re a freshman or about to graduate, transferring in from another school, or spending a semester here as part of an international exchange, being involved on campus can greatly enhance your experience.

Read More

Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, The Lexington Line, LIM clubs

A Message to the Class of 2016

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 11:20:03 AM

Whether you received an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree — you have come so far and achieved so much during your time at LIM. I’ve had the privilege to get to know many of you over the years and your intelligence, energy, and ambition have never failed to amaze and inspire me.

Read More

Tags: graduation, Class of 2016, accomplishments

Ensuring Transfer Students’ Continued Success

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 2:32:09 PM

transfer-honor-roll-seal.pngLIM College was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa’s inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll. This new program identifies four-year colleges and universities offering exemplary programs, initiatives and benefits for students who transfer in from community colleges.

Read More

Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, transfer student, President's Blog, success

A Trip Through Fashion History

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 1:42:17 PM

With a refurbished space in our Maxwell Hall building and plans for digitization, the LIM College Archives is expanding its services — both within the College and beyond our walls.

Read More

Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, President's Blog, LIM College Archives

Cross-Cultural Analysis 2016: Barcelona and Paris

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 3:22:40 PM

The beginning of January can be a bleak time — especially in New York City. The excitement of the holiday season is over and a long, dark winter looms. For me, however, it is one of the most exciting times of the year, as I join LIM students, faculty, staff and alumni on our annual Cross-Cultural Analysis trip to two European cities.

Read More

Tags: Paris, Cross-Cultural Analysis trip, Barcelona, Galeries Lafayette, House of Correges, Lupo Barcelona

The Value of an Experiential Approach

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 4:21:46 PM

In a testament to the value of LIM College’s longstanding practice of combining academic study in business principles with real-world experience, a recent study measuring colleges’ contributions to undergraduate student outcomes identified LIM as being among the top 10% of four-year colleges in the nation.

Read More

Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, experiential education, President's Blog

LIM Faculty Lead the Charge at Fashion: Now & Then

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 2:28:06 PM

Last week, LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library hosted the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference, during which more than 200 fashion librarians, archivists, and information professionals from around the world came together to explore the past, present, and future uses of global fashion information.

Read More

Tags: Fashion Now & Then, Lexington Line