Warren Ilchman, Ph.D.

Warren Ilchman

Title: Academic Administrator
Company: Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation
Location: Bronxville, New York, United States

Warren Ilchman, Ph.D., Academic Administrator at the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of nonprofit and academic administration.

Drawing upon more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Ilchman is a celebrated administrator who most recently served as the director of the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation in New York City from 1998 to 2011, when he ultimately reached emeritus status. Prior to this prominent role, he was the executive director of the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University from 1993 to 1997, president of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, from 1990 to 1993, and executive vice president of the State University of New York at Albany from 1987 to 1990. Previously, he served the State University of New York at Albany in several other capacities, including as the director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, provost of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and vice president for research and graduate studies between 1980 and 1987.

Likewise, Dr. Ilchman was the program advisor for the international division of the Ford Foundation from 1976 to 1980, a professional of political science and economics and dean of arts and sciences at Boston University from 1974 to 1976, and a visiting professor and research associate in the Center of Population Studies at Harvard University from 1973 to 1974. Commencing his career as an assistant professor in the Center of Development Economics at Williams College from 1960 to 1964, he subsequently served the University of California, Berkeley, as an assistant, associate and full professor of political science and director of the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies between 1965 and 1973.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Ilchman pursued formal education at Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1955. He subsequently attended Cambridge University, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959. He has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations in his area of expertise, including the American Society of Public Administration, the American Political Science Association, the New York Academy of Public Administration, the National Academy of Public Administration and Phi Beta Kappa.

A prolific author, Dr. Ilchman has also lent his expertise to a number of books, having authored “Professional Diplomacy in the United States” in 1961, “New Men of Knowledge and the Developing Nations” in 1966, and “ The Political Economy of Change,” which was published in 1969, revised in 1998, and translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi and Arabic. Most recently, he has published “The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many: Selecting the World’s Future Leaders” in 2004, “Philanthropy and the World’s Tradition” in 1998, and “Capacity to Change” in 1997, among others.

As a testament to his professional success, Dr. Ilchman has accrued myriad accolades throughout his career. He was the recipient of the Burchfield Award from the American Society of Public Administration in 1965, as well as the AI Smith Award from the New York Academy of Public Administration. A Marshall Scholar in the United Kingdom, he also garnered the Harbison Prize from the Danforth Foundation in 1969. Notably, he has also been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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