In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

Frances Degen Horowitz, professor emerita and former president of the Graduate School at the City University of New York, died on March 15. She was 88 years old.

Born on May 5, 1932, in the Bronx, New York Dr. Horowitz was a graduate of Antioch College, where she majored in philosophy. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Goucher College in Baltimore and in 1959, she received a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Horowitz served as president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Earlier, Dr. Horowitz distinguished herself as a developmental psychologist and administrator at the University of Kansas before being appointed president of The Graduate Center. Dr. Horowitz began her academic career as an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Oregon Univerity.

During her tenure as a university professor at the Graduate Center, from 2005 to 2010, she served as Interim Jack F. Skirball Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. Dr. Horowitz retired from teaching at the City University of New York in 2010.

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