"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy

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 and achievement. 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 racially, ethnically, and geographically diverse and inclusive of socioeconomic differences.

President Marcuse is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Private Colleges (APC), where she is an active advocate for higher education issues on both the state and federal levels. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Fashion Group International and is 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.

Michael Donohue has more than two decades of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration and is skilled at streamlining processes and procedures as they relate to that field. Previous positions he has held include Assistant Controller at the American University of Beirut, Budget Analyst for the United States Military Academy at West Point and Budget Assistant for the Army Athletic Association.

Since his arrival at LIM College, Mr. Donohue has played a key role in the institution’s strategic growth, helping to ensure the College has the optimal faculty, staff and facilities in place to support student success.

Mr. Donohue has extensive knowledge in the areas of accounting, student accounts, financial aid, human resources, information technology, and facilities management and maintains active memberships in several professional organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, the Society for College and University Planning, Educause, and APPA.

Dr. Scott Carnz joined LIM College as Provost in August of 2023. As the chief academic officer of the College, he leads LIM’s Academic Affairs unit and serves as chief advisor to the President on matters related to curriculum, faculty, academic engagement, and pedagogy.

Dr. Carnz came to LIM College from the City University of Seattle, where as Provost he oversaw more than 50 programs, ranging from the certificate level to doctoral degrees. Among his accomplishments during his tenure at the City University of Seattle were creating an Office of Social Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, establishing a Research Institute to support student and faculty scholarship, fostering a data-informed culture to assess learning outcomes and support student achievement, and increasing student persistence rates.

Previously, Dr. Carnz was with the Art Institute of Seattle for 22 years, starting as a faculty member and advancing through the ranks to become Dean of Academic Affairs. As Dean, he led 27 undergraduate programs in fields that included audio, video, and game production, as well as graphic, interior, industrial, and fashion design and marketing. His experience with the school’s fashion programs included establishing an internship program that partnered with employers such as Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zulily.

Dr. Carnz is a Peer Site Evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. He holds a B.A. in Visual Communications from The Evergreen State College, an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Argosy University.