Elizabeth S. Marcuse
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, while at the same time ensuring that admissions are more selective and the student body is both geographically and ethnically 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. 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.
Michael T. Donohue
Executive Vice President,Finance and Operations,Treasurer
Michael Donohue has 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 strategically planned growth. As the student body has grown from 340 in 2001 to approximately 1700 in the current academic year, he has been part of the team leading the corresponding expansion of the faculty, staff and facilities necessary 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.