John B. Clark, Acting University Executive Director for Business and Industry Relations

John B. Clark

Acting University Executive Director for Business and Industry Relations

With Executive Vice Chancellor Dobrin, Dr. Clark founded the office to serve as the “corporate gateway” to the University and is responsible for the development of educational, employment, internship, research and scholarship programs with the business sector for CUNY students and faculty.

Before joining CUNY, he was a visiting professor at Stony Brook University. Prior to that position, he was Interim Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). During the course of his career at SUNY, Dr. Clark was the interim president of four of its colleges; Plattsburgh, Brockport, Alfred State and Optometry. He also served as interim Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and University Life at SUNY System Administration.

Before joining SUNY, he worked as a Wall Street analyst and investment banker specializing in health and higher education for eighteen years. He was named to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Research Team (honorable mention) and Global Guaranty All-American Research Team. Dr. Clark also held various positions in New York City and State government and is a Vietnam-era veteran.

Dr. Clark is co-editor of and contributor to SUNY at Sixty: The Promise of the State University of New York (SUNY Press, 2010) and author of a book review of Christopher Newfield’s Unmaking the Public University (Harvard University Press, 2008) for the prestigious British journal, Nature. He has delivered the annual Cardinal Newman lecture at the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) and spoke on Anglo-American comparative higher education at Wolfson College, Cambridge University.

Dr. Clark received his B.A. in History, cum laude, from Providence College; M.P.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY); M.A. in Economics from Fordham University; M.A. in Philosophy from New York University and Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. His doctoral dissertation was on the works of John Henry Cardinal Newman, author of the classic, The Idea of A University.