Marc Lindenberg, a senior vice president with CARE USA, has been selected as the new dean of the University of Washington Graduate School of Public Affairs, UW President Richard McCormick announced today (June 3).
Lindenberg, who will assume his position next January 1, replaces Margaret Gordon, who is retiring from the post she has held since 1988 to return to the faculty. His appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents at their next meeting June 13.
“We are very fortunate to have found a person of Marc Lindenberg’s broad range of experience and extraordinary capabilities in this national search,” said McCormick. “He brings considerable leadership skills to our Graduate School of Public Affairs and a number of very interesting new dimensions and perspectives that will enhance an already first-rate public policy school. This is an exciting appointment and a great addition to the University.”
At CARE Lindenberg is responsible for all of CARE-USA’s global programs, worth more than $400 million annually. He has been with the CARE organization since 1992. During his term as senior vice president, CARE mounted major relief operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the CIS. They also substantially altered their approach to sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America by focusing on more integral long term family and community improvements in primary health care, education, water, sanitation, agriculture, and income generating activities.
Prior to joining CARE he was a faculty member at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and spent seven years in Nicaragua in the capacities of rector, professor and academic director at INCAE, the Central American Institute of Business Administration founded in conjunction with the Harvard Business School.
His scholarly publications include “The Human Development Race,” (1993), “Managing Adjustment in Developing Countries: Economic and Political Perspectives,” with Noel Ramirez (1989), and “Central America: Current Crisis and Future Prospects,” (1984). He has also written articles on comparative politics and world politics.
Among his professional activities, Lindenberg served as advisor to Panamanian President-elect Nicolas Ardito Barletta in 1984 and Costa Rican President Luis Alberto Monge Alvarez, from 1982 – 85, for Intersectoral Dialogue Programs. He was also a consultant to the dean of the School of Business at Catholic University in Asuncion, Paraguay, 1985 – 87 and recently served as consultant to the United Nations working with its Management Development Program.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lindenberg graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in political science in 1963. He completed a masters degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in comparative administration at the University of Southern California.
Founded in 1962, the Graduate School of Public Affairs is the primary source of public policy training and research in the Northwest. <!—at end of each paragraph insert