Legacy Award Luncheon

The Legacy Award Luncheon

Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 PM


The University Club of New York

MMC’s Legacy Award Luncheon was established to honor those who have served the MMC community with distinction. Proceeds from this event benefit the Annual Fund, which provides the College with flexible and immediate funds to support need-based financial aid for our students, enhanced academic programs, improvements to technology and campus infrastructure, and much more. These funds enable the College to operate, grow, and thrive, and ensure that our students receive the best MMC experience in the classroom and beyond.

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About Peter H. Baker

Peter Baker at former MMC President Regina Peruggi's inauguration in 1990.Peter Baker at former MMC President Regina Peruggi's inauguration in 1990.For 50 years, Peter Baker served Marymount Manhattan College in a wide variety of roles, approaching each with panache, passion, and remarkable commitment.

He began his long teaching career at MMC in the Department of Philosophy in 1962 and was a devoted and energetic Professor until 1998, taking on a number of leadership positions during that time as well. For fifteen years, he served as Chair of the Division of Sciences, and three times he chaired or co-chaired the College’s preparation for the re-accreditation visit from the Middle States Association. Twice, he served as interim Chief Academic Officer. He then served as the College’s Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning from 1999 until his retirement in 2012. Dean Baker received an Honorary Degree from the College in 2012 in recognition of his numerous accomplishments and dedicated service. He remains a dedicated member of the MMC community and continues to be a champion for our students, faculty, and staff.

In addition, he is a Commander in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, a chivalric order led by the Queen of England. From 1988 until 2005, Dean Baker directed a state-funded program for high school students of color—the Science and Technology Entry Program. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Settlement College Readiness from 1992 until 2008. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Friends of the Anglican Center in Rome.