Felice Nudelman is Executive Vice President of the Weiss Institute. Launched in April 2017, the Weiss Institute is a partnership between two nonprofit organizations with a combined half century of experience — Say Yes and America’s Promise Alliance. The Institute brings together the best thinking, latest research and community-tested strategies for the benefit of communities seeking to expand the capacity of communities to make it possible for all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential.
Nudelman was the Chancellor of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH, from 2011 to 2016 – a period in which it built a new campus in Seattle, and added an array of online programs. She later served Antioch as chief global officer, innovation & partnerships.
She has spent the majority of her career in education, both on college campuses and for 12 years with The New York Times Company, where she most recently served as executive director of education. In this capacity, Nudelman was responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives on the company’s business side, including The New York Times Knowledge Network.
Nudelman oversaw the development of The New York Times Knowledge Network a new business model in e-Learning that includes collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver online courses and certificates, including courses created and taught by New York Times journalists. This initiative included a majority acquisition of EpsilenTM, an e-Learning and networking platform. In 2010 she led the Times Company’s collaboration with the Texas Education Agency to launch Project Share, a statewide initiative for 400,000 teachers and four million K-12 students.
Before joining The Times, Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education, where she was responsible for internal and external relations, new program development, and the design and implementation of continuing education program. Previously, Nudelman spent nearly a decade in academic affairs at Bloomfield College, where she served in several capacities including associate dean of academic affairs.
She obtained her B.A. in fine arts and philosophy from Allegheny College and her M.F.A. in photography from Pratt Institute. She is also an alumna of the 1995 Harvard Management Development Program.