Weissman School’s Partial Namesake Dies at 102

BARUCH COLLEGE–Mildred Weissman, who — along with her husband, the late Baruch College alumnus George Weissman — became the namesake of Baruch’s school of arts and sciences, died on Feb. 6 at the age of 102.

The Weissman’s together donated $10 million to what was then called the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the late 1990s. The school was renamed the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 23, 1998.

“While I never had the privilege of meeting Mildred, she left a lasting legacy on our campus for which I am deeply grateful,” Baruch President S. David Wu wrote in his message to the school about Weissman’s passing on Feb. 10. “When I asked those on campus who knew Mildred what words best described her, I heard ‘gracious,’ ‘funny,’ ‘warm’ and ‘smart.’”