Blanche Davis Blank


Thomas Hunter

Joseph A. Gillet

Edward Sanford Burgess

George Samler Davis

James Michael Kieran

Eugene A. Colligan

George Nauman Shuster

Eleanor Hunsdon Grady

John Meng

Mary Latimer Gambrell

Robert D. Cross

F. Joachim Weyl

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

Joseph Shenker

Donna E. Shalala

Tilden John LeMelle

Paul LeClerc

Blanche Davis Blank

David Armand Caputo

Evangelos John Gizis

Jennifer J. Raab



Order:  Acting, after Paul LeClerc

Dates:  1993 -1995

Born in Brooklyn and a magna cum laude graduate of Hunter College (BA, 1944) and the Hunter College High School, Dr. Blank went on to earn the MA from Syracuse University (1945) and the PhD from Columbia University (1951).  She joined the Hunter College faculty in 1953 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science.  In 1972 she was appointed Dean of Social Sciences and served in that capacity until 1977 when she left to become Academic Vice President at Yeshiva University (1977-81).  In 1993 she retired from Yeshiva as Professor of Political Science and was asked to return to Hunter College as Acting President.  During her term, she oversaw the year-long celebration of Hunter’s 125th anniversary and began a $27.5 million capital campaign for Hunter College.  She was a member of the Hunter College Foundation Board of Trustees and among other awards and scholarships, she established the Blanche D. Blank Endowed Chair for Public Policy.