Anthony W. Marx

Anthony W. Marx has been President of The New York Public Library, the nation’s largest library system, since 2011. Under his leadership, the Library has created new early literacy and after-school programs for children and teens, dramatically increased free English language classes and citizenship support for immigrants, and improved services for scholars and students who rely on the Library’s world-renowned research collections. Under Mr. Marx, the Library has also become a national leader on bridging the digital divide through its efforts to increase access to e-books, expand computer classes and coding training, and a groundbreaking program that provides home internet access to families of low-income students. Previously, Mr. Marx served as president of Amherst College from 2003 to 2011, during which time he tripled enrollment for low-income students. Before Amherst, he was a political science professor and director of undergraduate studies at Columbia University. Mr. Marx has a BA from Yale University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a PhD from Princeton University.