Dartmouth Commencement 2012: Biography of Steven Roth ’62



Steven Roth ’62, Tuck ’63 (courtesy Steven Roth)

Doctor of Humane LettersPhilanthropist, arts patron, Dartmouth alumnus and trustee, and real estate manager

A noted patron of the arts and philanthropist at Dartmouth and beyond, Steven Roth has been cited as one of the world’s most respected CEOs by Barron’s magazine. He is chairman of the board and past CEO of Vornado Realty Trust, co-founder and managing general partner of Interstate Properties, and chairman and CEO of Alexander’s Inc. He has served on the boards of numerous foundations, including the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and New York University School of Medicine Foundation.

Roth, this year attending his 50th Dartmouth reunion, has provided years of service to the College, where he has had a lasting impact on culture and the arts. His Dartmouth service includes participation as a trustee since 2008—currently he is chairing the board’s Finance Committee—and past memberships on the Alumni Council, President’s Leadership Council, Dartmouth College Fund Committee, and Tuck Board of Overseers. His family was principal donor to the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth and has endowed two distinguished professorships and an academic fellowship.

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