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College-Institute Leadership

We are "One HUC” in four cities on two continents. Our leadership – HUC’s President, President’s Cabinet, and Board of Governors – work with dedicated faculty, staff, and alumni to sustain Reform Judaism's ideological foundations and shape our increasingly diverse and changing Jewish communities.

Andrew Rehfeld

President Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. is the 10th President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. is the 10th President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). A leading scholar of political representation and distinguished Jewish communal leader, Dr. Rehfeld’s career has bridged both the academic and professional worlds. President Rehfeld received his Ph.D. in political science from the University in Chicago in 2000 and served as a member of the tenured faculty in Political Science at Washington University (2001 to 2019) and as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis (2012 to 2019).

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President's Cabinet

The President’s Cabinet is composed of senior administrators reporting directly to the President.  Representing national and campus-level leadership, the President’s Cabinet works collaboratively to advance institution-wide initiatives, develop and implement policies, procedures, and programs, and advises the President on priority matters facing the students, staff, and faculty of HUC-JIR.

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Board of Governors

HUC-JIR is guided by the dedication, wisdom, and generosity of the Board of Governors. Their abiding support advances HUC-JIR’s sacred mission of preparing leaders for the Reform Movement and the Jewish people worldwide.