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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.

Starting the Semester with a Student Focus

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 2:02:02 PM

As we begin the Fall 2015 semester, I’d like to remind both our new and returning students that the LIM College community can be one of your greatest tools for success.

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Tags: Core Values

Giving Students a Seat at the Table

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 10:32:05 AM

Back in the fall of 2005, I sat down with a small group of LIM College students and asked them to do three things: name something they liked about LIM, name something they didn’t like, and suggest a change the College should make. 

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Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, President's Student Forums

Remembering David J. Freschman

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 9:32:32 AM

The LIM College community has lost one of its most vibrant members with the recent passing of professor and Fashion Industry Advisory Board member David J. Freschman.

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Driving Success in NYC – Fashion Week and LIM College

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 2:27:00 PM

Another New York Fashion Week is now in the books and, as usual, LIM College made its presence known in a number of ways.

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Tags: New York Fashion Week, internships, Fashion Week, President Elizabeth Marcuse, The Daily Front Row, WWD

Achtung, Europe! LIM College Goes to Berlin and London

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 2:16:50 PM

Despite getting off to a (literally) bumpy start with a turbulent flight and some delayed luggage, LIM College’s 2015 Cross-Cultural Analysis trip to Berlin and London was a tremendous success. Our group of 24, which included both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty leaders, alumnae and administrators, had a fantastic time and learned a great deal about the history, culture and fashion in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Following are just some of the highlights from our 11-day journey.

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As the Holidays Approach, LIM College Students Shine

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 12:45:43 PM

As we near the conclusion of the semester, and the end of 2014, I’d like to share some highlights from the past few months. On a campus as busy as ours -- and with students, faculty and staff as talented as ours – I can’t possibly hope to cover it all. Yet I do want to recognize some important student activities and achievements.

As usual, students in our Visual Merchandising program were extremely busy getting invaluable experience in the field. They created displays for the New York Festival of Lights, the PAVE gala, the Interlude art, music and dance event, and the Fashion Center Business Improvement District, among other exciting projects.

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Tags: President Elizabeth Marcuse, The Lexington Line, BRAG scholorships, 2014 highlights, New York Festival of Lights

October at LIM College: Conference, Competition, Community

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 1:03:00 PM

This October finds the members of the LIM College community engaged in a wide variety of academic, professional, and community service pursuits. While I can’t possibly hope to cover everything here, below are just a few highlights of what’s keeping everyone on our campus active and engaged as we move through the month.

This past weekend we celebrated our fourth annual Family & Friends Weekend. First, nearly 200 of our students, family members, alumni, faculty, and staff turned out for the music, food, games and fun of Vegas Night on Friday evening. On Saturday, a dedicated group braved the elements to give back to our local community and help beautify Morningside Park and our Visual Merchandising students displayed their ingenuity at the annual LIM Iron Merchant Challenge. Finally, we capped off the weekend with a spectacular Sunday brunch cruise on the Hudson River.

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Tags: Family & Friends Weekend, Fashion Now & Then, Team LIM College, President Elizabeth Marcuse, Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

Welcome – and Welcome Back

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 4:33:42 PM

Believe it or not, the Fall 2014 semester is already underway. Welcome, new students and faculty and welcome back, returning students and faculty.

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Summer in the City

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 4:32:00 PM

With Commencement more than a month behind us, one might think that LIM College would be a quiet place. Yet that is definitely not the case. Our New York City campus continues to be a hub of action and activity.

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Tags: Commencement, Student Window Challenge, summer fashion lab, WFF, Women & Fashion FilmFest, CEO Speaker Series

The Past and Future Come Together at LIM College’s 75th Commencement

Posted on May 29, 2014 10:41:00 AM

On May 22 I had the great honor of shaking each graduate’s hand as they walked across the stage at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center during LIM College’s 75th annual Commencement exercises. More than 425 bright and talented women and men make up our Class of 2014, the largest in LIM College history.

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Tags: Neiman Marcus, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, 75th Anniversary, Commencement, Class of 2014, alumni, Barneys New York