Congratulations, you’ve proved to be the great person we knew you were 50 years ago!

Hilda and Christopher Jones
July 16, 2019

I entered Purchase College in 2004. At that time, I remember a lot of students resisted the changes you were making to the college. From my standpoint, whether I agreed with the changes or not, I appreciated your progressive thinking, bravery, authenticity and your many efforts to include the students in the rethinking and restructuring of the school. Now, in 2019, after an amazing legacy that cannot be denied, it is clear to everyone what a GREAT VISIONARY and LEADER you have always been. Well done! Thank you for your service!

Silicia A. Jackson
July 15, 2019

We congratulate Tom on all of his many accomplishments and wish him and Kieren all the best in their new endeavors. 

Jeannie and Bill Aaron
June 20, 2019

Thank you for 4 wonderful years for our daughter! We are forever a Purchase family!  A unique and amazing school!

Susan Bender
June 16, 2019

Tom Schwartz, a very modest man, contributed a great deal to the future of Purchase College. Those who worked with him admired his efforts on behalf of the students of this school and greatly appreciate the opportunity of thanking him for his role, both in the present and in the future of this institution.

Richard and Liselotte Laster
May 28, 2019 

Dear Tom,

It was great to meet and chat a few year’s ago. Thank you so much for the incredible love and work you have put into Purchase! We are all indebted to you! 

Best wishes,
Anthony (Tony) Cookson
May 29, 2019

To my dear friend -

I wish you continued success and happiness as you begin the next chapter of your life.

Love always,
Laura A. Ward
May 24, 2019

Thank You!

John T. Paradiso
May 23, 2019

Congratulations. You have done a fantastic job. 

All the best,
Geri Sanderson
May 23, 2019

Thanks for your years of service to the college and for your role in my administrative career.

Suzanne Kessler
May 10, 2019

Thank you, President Schwarz, for thinking wide open and supporting Purchase students and faculty throughout the years! In 2009 you supported me by approving my idea to put “Art On the Fence” when the school was undergoing some renovations. That project marked the beginning of my career of transforming communities through the arts. THANK YOU!

Kristina Colby, ’10
Arts Management
May 9, 2019

Karen Beltran, Esq. Class of 2002, Anthropology, with President SchwarzIn 2002, President Schwarz was instrumental in assisting me with my law school application. He took the time to get to know me and to help me navigate the process. Coming from an immigrant family and with two young children on campus, I needed the assistance of the Purchase community to help me accomplish my goals. President Schwarz has been supportive throughout my endeavors and has always maintained contact with me even 17 later. That is a true sign of a dedicated leader.

Karen Beltran, Esq. ’02
May 9, 2019

We congratulate Tom on all of his many accomplishments and wish him and Keiren all the best in their new endeavors. 

Jeannie and Bill Aaron 
May 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the best 4 years of my life!

May 4, 2019

Dear President Schwarz,

All the very best to you as you retire from being President at Purchase. We are all grateful for all that you’ve done and continue to do for Purchase. Enjoy your retirement — Lots of good things are ahead!

Warmly and with appreciation,
Dina Artzt ’82
May 4, 2019

Dear Thomas Schwarz,

Best wishes in the future. Thank you for your vision. You have kept Purchase thriving.

Warm wishes,
Jill Bargonetti ’85
Biology and Dance
May 4, 2019

TO: Tom Schwarz


Paul A. Sturm ’79
May 4, 2019

Dear Tom, 

I hope you enjoy retirement. You definitely deserve some time off.  Thank you for your support of the PSGA and helping us expand. I hope to see you back on the Hill!

Jasmine Rippey ’15
May 4, 2019

Hey Tom!

Just wanted to say “Thank You!” for everything and all that you did for us during our time at SUNY Purchase. Have fun with the next chapter in your journey :-)

Jack (Nawaphon) Sittisawassakul ’16
May 4, 2019

Dear Thomas Schwarz,

Thanks. I’m proud that SUNY Purchase College is my alma mater.

Brendan C.  Burke ’18
Communication / Sociology
May 4, 2019

Thank you for everything!!!

Gaylen Johnson ’14
Liberal Arts Communications and Media Studies
May 4, 2019

Dear Tom,

Many, many thanks for your insight, vision & tireless efforts in bringing Broadview Senior Living to fruition. Your innovative spirit, dogged persistence and commitment to Purchase College will surely result in transformative experiences for residents and students alike. The many benefits will echo for decades to come, and is certain to set a new national standard of senior living and academic collaboration. Know your monumental impact is both recognized and deeply appreciated.   Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  

Ashley Wade
Director of Marketing
Broadview Senior Living
May 4, 2019