The New School Archives Digital Collections

Identifier:

NS070102_Banu_20130211

MLA Citation:

Audio interview with Bea Banu. February 11 2013. Independent Study Oral History Project on New School History. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 25 Mar 2019

Description TRANSCRIPT

In this audio interview with Gerard Hemmerle, Bea Banu discusses the development of the New School's divisions, spanning the presidencies of John ("Jack") Everett, Jonathan Fanton, Bob Kerrey, and David E. Van Zandt, and what each president contributed to the university's evolution. She discusses how she progressed from teaching in Parsons School of Design's Liberal Studies program into an administrative role. She also describes the function of the university's Office of the Provost, and how the provost's responsibilities have greatly expanded during recent years as university governance has changed. The final portion of the interview examines the difficulties Bob Kerrey encountered as president.