Marvin Feldman interview, 1984 November 13 and 21

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Title

Marvin Feldman interview, 1984 November 13 and 21

Description

This is an interview with Marvin Feldman, FIT’s longest-serving president, whose term ran from 1971 to 1992. The interview begins with a summary of Feldman’s military background and education, followed by his early work experience for the Ford Foundation and United States government agencies. He then explains his search for college presidencies in both the private and public sectors, and how he ended up at FIT. He describes the administration, faculty, and physical plant when he joined as president, and the Institute’s evolution from a two-year community college to an institution offering a four-year baccalaureate. Feldman then delves into FIT’s interfacing with both the New York State government and various industry groups. He describes the hierarchy of FIT’s administration and its management style. Feldman goes on to explain how departments grow and develop into viable courses and majors, and gives a detailed description of the Marketing program. He discusses the growth of international fashion merchandising, and then introduces two new Master’s programs. Finally, Feldman discusses the industry’s need for trained workers and how FIT will function in the years ahead.

Publisher

FIT Special Collections and College Archives

Date Created

1984-11-12

Date Copyrighted

1984

Date Issued

2020

Length

1:55:30

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