Susan Fuhrman Will Lead Teachers College for at Least Five More Years

Teachers College, Columbia University has announced that it has extended the contract of President Susan H. Fuhrman for five years. Included in the contract extension is an option for President Fuhrman to serve an additional two years beyond the end of the current contract in 2017. Before assuming the presidency of Teachers College in 2006, Dr. Fuhrman was dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

William Rueckert, co-chair of the Teachers College board of trustees, stated, “We know that we picked a winner when we offered Susan the presidency five and a half years ago, and we are happy to stay with a winner.”

President Fuhrman said, “I’m honored to receive this vote of confidence from our board.”

Dr. Fuhrman also serves as president of the National Academy of Education and is the founding director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and a doctorate in political science and education from Teachers College.

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