Mitch Leventhal

Mitch Leventhal

Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
School of Education
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PhD University of Chicago

Dr. Mitch Leventhal

Dr. Leventhal is Professor of Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship. Prior to his current appointment, Leventhal served as Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs at the SUNY System Administration. A specialist in global higher education management, Dr. Leventhal has led international quality assurance and standards reform in student recruiting practice, has implemented new financing paradigms in support of internationalization, and created improved IT systems to support comprehensive internationalization.  His work bridges public and private, not-for-profit.  He teaches that a well-developed philosophy of leadership can be a powerful tool for personal and community success.  

Leventhal is co-founder and past president of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC).  He led a global Higher Education Working Group while serving as Senior Advisor on Academic Affairs to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).  Prior to his arrival at SUNY, Leventhal served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Leventhal has founded several companies, including a publicly traded global payments company and a Yale University corporate spinoff which facilitated technology transfer between research institutions and the private sector.  

Mitch Leventhal's higher education research interests include global strategy, risk management, private equity flows, entrepreneurship, cross-border mobility, and leadership philosophy.  His doctoral dissertation focused on the development of for-profit medical schools and their impact on Caribbean development.