Jorge Silva-Puras Named Interim Provost
Brings Experience from Higher Education and Government
The Bronx, NY—Lehman College proudly announces Jorge Silva-Puras, JD, MBA as the new Interim Provost of Lehman, beginning August 17, 2023. Silva-Puras is the Interim Dean at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, was Provost at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan Puerto Rico, and taught business and entrepreneurship courses for several years at Hostos Community College and CUNY SPS.
“I know that Interim Provost Silva-Puras will lead us through a strong transition from Provost Peter Nwosu to next fall when we complete our search for a permanent Provost,” said Lehman College President Fernando Delgado. “Jorge’s experience at CUNY, as Provost, and in government and the private sector equips him with a wide range of skills that will benefit our campus and the community.”
Before beginning his career in higher education, Provost Silva-Puras worked in government for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as well as the federal government with the US Small Business Administration. He is an attorney who worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies before moving to the public sector.
“I look forward to listening and learning from our faculty, students and staff; strengthening the areas where we excel, and working with others in places that need improvement,” said Provost Silva-Puras. “Some of my most rewarding career experiences have been teaching, so I look forward to facilitating the continuous improvement of Lehman’s superb teaching and learning tradition.”
Silva-Puras has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Yale; a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico; and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs Graduate School of Business and the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.