Bob Kerrey bio

1. Name: Bob Kerrey
2. Title:

President of The New School, and Member of the 9/11 Commission

3. Biography:

Bob Kerrey, a former Member of the 9/11 Commission (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States), is currently President of The New School, an alternative New York City university founded on strong democratic ideals and daring educational practices. 

He has a long and diverse career history beginning as a Restaurant Entrepreneur, and rising to become Governor and then Senator to the state of Nebraska.

Kerrey also served in the U.S. Army as a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam war. During his period of service, Kerrey was awarded The Bronze Star for his involvement in an operation against a Viet Cong affiliated village called Thanh Phong.

He is currently in negotiations to become the Head of the Motion Picture Association of America when he steps down from the Presidency of The New School.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • President, The New School
  • Co-chair, The National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care
  • Member, Advisory Board, United States Government Accountability Office
  • Member, National Security Higher Education Advisory Board.
  • Recipient, Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service, New York State Bar Association, 2005
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, New York Law School, 2005
  • Commissioner, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (9/11 Commission), 2002–2004
  • U.S. Senator (D-NE), 1989-2001
  • Governor, State of Nebraska, 1983-1987
  • Restaurant Entrepreneur, 1972-1982
5. Education:
  • B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1966
6. Published Works:
  • 9/11 Commission Report, 2004
  • When I Was A Young Man: A Memoir, 2002
7. Contact info: Bob Kerrey, President
The New School
Phone:  (212) 229-5656
Fax:  (212) 229-5568
Email:  kerreyb@newschool.edu