Elizabeth S. Marcuse
LIM College President 2002 - Present
Elizabeth S. Marcuse joined LIM College in 2001 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She assumed the Presidency one year later upon the retirement of her father, Adrian G. Marcuse, after more than 40 years with the College. Prior to joining LIM College, President Marcuse enjoyed a successful retailing and manufacturing industry career, which began in the Executive Training Program at Macy’s in New York and continued in increasingly more senior positions.
As the Director of Retail Planning for the Donna Karan Company in New York, President Marcuse worked directly with the President of Donna Karan and DKNY Women’s Apparel Domestic and International Divisions and the retail community. Prior to the Donna Karan Company, President Marcuse was the Director of Retail Planning at Mamiye Sales, Inc., a New York-headquartered childrenswear manufacturer, where she served as the financial and analytical liaison between the company and the retail community.
President Marcuse also has extensive buying experience. She was a Senior Buyer of Girl’s Clothing at Montgomery Ward in Chicago and was the Accessories and Jewelry Buyer and Merchandiser at the Cleveland-headquartered Retail Apparel Group (which does business as DOTS). She was also the Activewear Buyer for the 800-store Lane Bryant, then a division of The Limited, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.
President Marcuse is on the Board of Directors of Fashion Group International and is a member of the Board of Trustees of APC Colleges, where she is an active advocate for higher education issues on both the state and federal levels. In 2014, President Marcuse received an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree in recognition of her significant contributions to the advancement of education in the business of fashion.