Mitchell H. Kurz '73

Mitch KurzAcademic Dean, Director of College Counseling, and Chair of the Math Department
Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

New York, New York

Elected 2013 (Alumni Trustee)

A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Harvard University
M.Ed City University of New York

Mitch Kurz has 27 years of experience working with New York City public schools, beginning with his role as a trustee of the Harlem Children's Zone, Teach for America, and New Visions for Public Schools. Serving on these boards so inspired him that Mitch "retired" and elected to join the education reform movement, earned a second master's degree, and began teaching mathematics in the South Bronx. He is the academic dean, director of college counseling, and chair of the math department at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics. In addition, he serves as trustee of Promise Academy, the charter school network of the Harlem Children's Zone. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Social Impact.

Mitch previously spent 24 years with New York-based marketing and communications firm Young & Rubicam, where he was president and chief operating officer, responsible for all multinational client business. Mitch also served as chairman and CEO of Wunderman Worldwide, which he built into the world's largest database marketing and consulting agency.

Mitch graduated from Dartmouth Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in economics and psychology. He also lettered in lacrosse and played freshman football. He was a brother of Alpha Theta and business manager of the Jack O'Lantern. He received his MBA with honors from Harvard University. He served on the Tucker Foundation Board of Visitors from 2009 to 2013.

Mitch and his wife, Sandy, have two sons and two grandsons and live in New York City.