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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tags: Fashion Now & Then, Lexington Line

Making the Career Dream a Reality

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 9:04:32 PM

Comprehensive career management services have long been a distinctive feature of an LIM College education. This semester is no exception, as our Department of Experiential Education & Career Management (EECM) has a myriad of activities and opportunities for students to take advantage of.

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Tags: eecm, President Elizabeth Marcuse, experiential education & career managment

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