Portrait of Marcus Richardson

Marcus I. Richardson

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration, Brooklyn College, CUNY

In his current role, Marcus oversees activities related to building upon the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration’s (SVPFA) portfolio capacity to develop, collaborate, and sustain large cross-divisional initiatives that lead to organizational excellence and student, employee, and operational success. Lastly, he oversees the Performing Arts Center’s operations to ensure that academic and strategic entrepreneurial needs are met.

Prior to his current role, Marcus spent 14 years in Student Financial Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid. He has worked collaboratively to provide input in the College’s new strategic plan to incorporate the critical role that student financial aid plays in institutional goals. He also took the lead in creating a 5-year plan to support academic excellence, diversity, and access by providing students with the requisite knowledge and opportunities to finance their education. Additionally, he contributed insight from an administrative education support unit perspective to the college’s most recent Middle State accreditation process.

Marcus is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of Urban Education (policy and leadership track) at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). His scholarly interests are rooted in the experience of Black and Brown students in higher-educational settings. The multi-theoretical lens that he uses to interrogate access, persistence, and achievement is that of critical race theory and intersectionality.

Marcus lives in the community that he serves, Brooklyn, with his wife/partner and two young children.