The former President of Manhattanville College, Richard Berman currently divides his time between serving as the President and Trustee of the New York City Police Museum; Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of LICAS; and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Berman has focused his career around improving the world through changes in education, health care, community development, and housing.
Richard Berman spent 14 years as the President of Manhattanville College, during which time he applied his extensive skills in analysis and leadership to improve the college's standing and bring about a wide range of positive changes for students and faculty members. As President at Manhattanville, Richard Berman helped the school become a top-rated liberal arts college with a diverse student body. He focused his efforts on helping students to achieve their potential and bring positive change to the world.
Mr. Berman built up programs in business, education, and the arts, and brought a number of international students to Manhattanville, offering them a top-notch American education. Richard Berman made changes at Manhattanville to improve opportunities and life for students, which included upgraded technology, new facilities, an expanded faculty, and increased course offerings. His changes at Manhattanville helped the college to double its enrollment and earn high ratings from outside organizations. He also balanced the budget at the college.
Richard Berman possesses an extensive academic background. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction in 1966, followed by a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health in 1968. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Manhattanville College and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from New York Medical College.