Barbara Levy  -  Class of 1973

Inducted: 2014

 

Barbara Levy retired from the retail industry in 2007 after 30 years. Upon graduating magna cum laude from Lafayette College with a degree in Psychology, Barbara joined R.H. Macy's & Co. as an Assistant Buyer and held a variety of positions in both the store and buying lines; ultimately as Senior Vice President, Merchandising. In 1993, Barbara joined Ross Stores Inc. as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, later becoming Executive Vice President of Merchandising; the position she held until her retirement.


Barbara joined the Lafayette College Board of Trustees in 1998, where she served as Chair of the Committee on Student Life, and a member of the Audit and Executive Committees. She also serves as a founding member of the Council of Lafayette Women. Barbabra is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth Ahmin Aberdeen, NJ, and has functioned on the Executive Committee and in various capacities since 2001. She also has been a devoted mentor for students at Asbury Park High School since 2008. In 2010 Barbara joined the Board of Trustees of Change (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide) at Brookdale Community College.


Barbara lives in Holmdel, NJ, is married to Joseph Hollander and has two daughters: Rachel Hollander and Alyssa Hollander. She loves to travel with her family and enjoys beach time at the Jersey Shore.


Quote: "Life is too short; enjoy and appreciate"