Lawrence P. Goldman, PhD

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Education

PhD: Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Public Affairs
MPA: Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Public Affairs
AB: Colgate University

 

Bio

Lawrence P. Goldman is presently (since September of 2013) a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. He also serves as a consultant in arts management, public policy, and nonprofit entrepreneurship.

In June of 2013, Goldman stepped down as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Theater Square Development Company, a subsidiary of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Goldman led the subsidiary since June of 2011.

Goldman became the founding President of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in June of 1989. In 1993, he also became Chief Executive Officer. He stepped down after 22 years in June of 2011. The nonprofit NJPAC, which opened on October 18,1997, is an $187 million multi-facility Arts Center on a 12-acre site in the heart of the business district of Newark, New Jersey. NJPAC includes the 2,750-seat Prudential Hall, the 514-seat Victoria Theater, a major plaza called Theater Square, a 300-seat restaurant, banquet facilities, and rehearsal space. Future phases are scheduled to include additional cultural facilities and up to 2 million sq. ft. of private development.

Prior to joining NJPAC, Goldman was, from 1980-1989, Director of Real Estate Planning and Development and then Vice President of Carnegie Hall where he was responsible for organizing the restoration, renovation, and expansion of Carnegie Hall and the development of a 60-story tower adjacent to Carnegie Hall. In 1987, he was selected a Crain’s All-Star by Crain’s New York Business for his work at Carnegie Hall.  

During the 1970s, he was Executive Assistant to the President of the New York State Urban Development Corporation and Executive Vice President of the Roosevelt Island Development Corporation in New York City. Prior to that, he held administrative and faculty positions at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Goldman holds MPA and PhD degrees in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an AB from Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1999, Goldman received honorary doctorate degrees from Rutgers University, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State University. In February 2008, he was awarded the prestigious James Madison Medal by Princeton University. 

He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: The Newark Alliance, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University.

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