Alumni Hall of Fame
Anthony Marx '77

Anthony Marx is a lifelong educator, scholar and advocate. Marx attended Wesleyan and Yale, where he graduated magna cum laude. He went on to receive his M.P.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at Princeton University. Marx served as the director of undergraduate studies of political science at Columbia where he also founded the Columbia Urban Educators Program, a public school teacher recruitment and training partnership. Marx then served as President of Amherst College, during which time he tripled enrollment for low-income students. Marx is the author of more than a dozen scholarly articles and three books, for which Marx has received numerous awards and recognition. Marx serves as the President and CEO of The New York Public Library. Under his leadership, the Library has fostered innovative literacy programs and expanded Internet access to low income families.

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