DEBORAH ANNE FREUND
Claremont Graduate University
University Professor and President Emeritus
160 East Tenth Street
Harper Hall East, 206
Claremont, CA 91711
2010— Present University Professor, Claremont Graduate University
2015—2016 O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis, The Rand Corporation
2010 – 2015 President and University Professor, Claremont Graduate University. CGU is the oldest all graduate
only universities in the United States. Reporting to the President were the Provost, Chief Financial
Officer and The Vice President for Advancement. One of the 7 prestigious Claremont Colleges,
CGU has 5 schools (The Drucker School of Management, The School of Social Science, Policy and
Evaluation, The School of Arts and Humanities, The School of Educational Studies, The School of
Community and Global Health) and 2400 individual students. Selected Accomplishments:
• Fundraising: recruitment of new trustees, major gifts, scholarship support, creation of student
• Creation of Academic Success Center
• Reorganization of schools from 9 to 5 to bring about greater academic efficiency and stronger
• New vision of Practice-Based Learning and Research
• Launched CGU Community Engagement in the Inland Empire
• For Claremont University Consortium: Joint Library Reporting, Advocated and helped to create a
shared IT system focused on Academic Computing, learning in the classroom and supporting
financial and student systems, replacing 7 different systems at 7 Claremont Colleges with one
1999 – 2006 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at Syracuse University, Professor of Public
Administration and Economics (1999-2004), Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and
Economics at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—ranked #1 (2004- 2010),
Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics, Upstate School of Medicine. Syracuse University has 12 Schools
and Colleges, a student body of approximately 22,000 and an operating budget of close to $1 billion.
• Directly reporting to the Chancellor, Dr. Freund was the chief academic officer in charge of all
academic matters including the appointment and evaluation of deans, the appointment and tenure of
faculty, research, curriculum related matters and budget.
• Direct reports included academic deans (The College of Arts and Sciences, The Newhouse School of
Public Communications, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, The School of
Information Studies, The School of Architecture, School of Education, The L.C. Smith College of
Engineering, The Whitman School of Management, The College of Visual and Performing Arts, The
College of Law, The College of Human Ecology (formerly Human Services and Health Professions,
now The Falk School),Continuing Education, The Graduate School and the Dean of the libraries; vice
presidents in charge of enrollment management, study abroad, research and information technology
(CIO); the associate vice chancellor responsible for space planning and master planning; assistant
provosts of undergraduate studies, minority affairs, faculty affairs, planning, and budgeting and the
Director of Syracuse University Press.
• Governance, SU has approximately 55 members on its Board of Trustees (BoT). The full Board meets
twice yearly. During the remaining months the Executive Committee, comprised of 9 members, meets
to act upon any University business that cannot be delayed until the full Board meets. The Provost
staffs the Academic Affairs Committee of the SU BoT, and attends the Executive, Budget, Facilities
and Investment Committees in an ex-officio role.
• Accomplishments included: cultivation of and successful asking for major gifts, established
professorships to successfully retain faculty, successfully retained faculty who had offers from more
highly ranked institutions, development of a strategic academic plan to stay in the AAU (which was
achieved), Increase in six year graduation rate overall from 77% to 83%, and eliminating difference in
graduation rates between first generation and other students, reaffirmed membership in AAU,
completion of new life sciences building, development of a Center of Excellence in Build Environment,
increasing sponsored funding rate, increasing multi-disciplinary research
2006—2007 Special Advisor to the President on Strategic Planning, The University of Rochester. Provided
assistance to new President on strategic affairs (on leave from Syracuse University), helped plan a new
undergraduate degree and provided assistance to the Dean of The Simon School (Rochester’s Business
1994 –1999 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of The Faculties (IU-Bloomington) and Special
Advisor to the President and Vice President of the IU System on Academic Affairs. Professor of
Public Affairs and Economics (latter by courtesy). Appointments in the Departments of Family
Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing in Indianapolis. The Bloomington campus has
1400 faculty, 11 schools, 38,000 students and an annual budget of about $900 million in 1999 and is one
of 8 campuses in a system budget of $2 billion.
• As a chief academic officer she reported directly to the Chancellor.
• Deans had a dotted reporting line, nine associate deans of the faculty and one associate vice
chancellor for academic affairs reported to her.
• Responsibilities included line authority for tenure and promotion, undergraduate education, approval of
new curricula and programs at baccalaureate and graduate levels, summer school, continuing
education, and representation to the Higher Education Commission (The Coordinating Board).
• Served as special advisor to the President of the eight campus IU system on tenure and promotion
and appointment during her tenure and on special projects between 1994-1995; Served in similar
capacity to Vice President for academic affairs 1995-99.
• Accomplishments: improved retention and graduation rates, established Chancellor’s Professorships,
1992 - 1994 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Public and Environmental Affairs (ranked #1) at
Indiana University-Bloomington. School of Public and Environmental Affairs has 100 faculty on five IU
• System-wide responsibility for hiring, tenure and promotion, curriculum, accreditation, fundraising,
faculty development, and system research.
• Liaison to five chancellors.
1988 - 1992 Chair of the Health Sciences and Administration Faculty. School of Public and Environmental Affairs,
Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana. The faculty has 20 full time equivalent faculty
and 20 adjunct faculty in health related disciplines of management, economics, sociology, epidemiology,
statistics, law, psychology.
• Faculty is responsible for the bachelors in public health in health administration, for the masters of
health administration (MHA), and for health policy graduate studies in the public policy Ph.D. program.
• Brought health administration program into top 20 in US News. Achieved Reaccreditation
1989 - 1999 Director, The Bowen Research Center at Indiana University, (formerly the Health Services Research
Center) jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. The center conducts
health policy and health services research at IU which is jointly sponsored by the Department of Family
1985 - 1988 Director of the Program on Health Economics and Finance. Health Services Research Center, The
Gillings School of Public Health, The University North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
• Responsible for developing a research program involving other researchers across UNC and Duke.
• Drew off faculty in all health science schools (Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy and
1987-1988 Director of PhD Program in Health Policy and Administration, The Gillings School of Public Health,
1986 - 1988 Director of the Clinical Economics Training Program of the International Clinical Epidemiology
Program-University of North Carolina. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. This program trains
physicians from third world countries in resource allocation methods.
1980 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan
Dissertation: An Economic Analysis of the Demand for Medical Care: Differences by Race
Research Interests: Health Insurance, Medicaid Program, Outcomes Research, Pharmaceuticals and
Medical Devices, Consolidation, Alternate Payment and Reimbursement
Fields: Health Economics, Public Finance, Econometrics
1975 M.A. in Applied Economics, University of Michigan
1975 M.P.H. in Medical Care Administration, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department
of Medical Care Organization
1973 A.B., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (Major: classics)
ADDITIONAL SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS In Depth:
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (GIFTS, CAPITAL, SPONSORED FUNDING)
Claremont Graduate University:
Supervise department of advancement. Secured major gifts and capital gifts from donors, from native tribes,
Recruited new trustees, started supply chain emphasis and recruited donors
• Involved w