Baruch Dayan Haemes - Dr. Mark Hasten, ז"ל
Chairman of the Board, Touro College & University System and New York Medical College
It is with deep sorrow and pain that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Mark Hasten, (ז"לר' מרדכי בן ר' דוב ), longtime and esteemed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Touro College and University System and New York Medical College. A friend and mentor to all of us, Dr. Hasten was a visionary leader and ardent supporter of Touro since he joined the board in 1977.
A dear friend to Touro founder, Dr. Bernard Lander, who considered him a brother, Dr. Hasten led an extraordinary life. He survived the horrors of WWII as a child, fought for Israel’s Independence and became an inventor and highly successful businessman. Passionate about both education and Jewish continuity, Dr. Hasten, together with his brother Hart, built the Jewish day school in his hometown of Indianapolis and with his wife, Mrs. Anna Ruth Hasten, supported Jewish life and causes all over the world. Dr. Hasten’s business acumen and expertise helped realize Dr. Lander’s educational vision for Touro and the school doubled in size over the course of his tenure. After Dr. Lander’s passing, Dr. Hasten worked hand in hand with Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish to continue building the institution and their joint efforts and close friendship were the springboard to propel Touro to become the premier institution of higher learning under Jewish auspices in the United Stated and around the world.
Dr. Mark Hasten will be sorely missed by his family, the Touro family and the entire Jewish community.
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