Elizabeth S. Marcuse
LIM College President 2002 - Present
Elizabeth S. Marcuse became President of LIM College in 2002, after coming onboard as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer the previous year. Representing the third generation of dedicated Marcuse family leadership, President Marcuse spent nearly two decades building a successful career in fashion retailing and apparel manufacturing prior to joining LIM.
President Marcuse’s extensive fashion industry experience includes serving as the Director of Retail Planning for the Donna Karan Company and Director of Retail Planning for childrenswear manufacturer Mamiye Sales, Inc. President Marcuse also held buying positions at companies including Montgomery Ward, The Limited, Inc. (Lane Bryant), and Macy’s, where she began her career in the Executive Training Program.
Throughout her tenure, President Marcuse has led LIM College through a period of incredible strategic growth in enrollment, physical presence, and academic mission. Most notably, she has overseen LIM’s ascension to become a master’s degree-granting institution, expanded the College’s range of degree offerings, and worked to ensure that the student body is both ethnically and geographically diverse.
President Marcuse is on the Advisory Board 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. She is also a member of the Women’s Forum of New York, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership.
In 2014, President Marcuse received an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree in recognition of her significant contributions to the advancement of education in the business of fashion, and in 2018 she received BRAG’s Fashion Leadership Award for her outstanding accomplishments in education and commitment to diversity and inclusion.