Xerox Chairman, CEO Ursula Burns to Receive the 2013 Prism Award from NYU

NEW YORK—Jan. 8, 2013—The Advisory Board of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Graphic Communications Management and Technology graduate program has named Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, as the recipient of the 2013 Prism Award. Presented annually, the Prism Award recognizes distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry.

Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program at NYU-SCPS, the 2013 Prism Award will be presented to Burns during the 27th Annual Prism Award Luncheon at Gotham Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include: Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media; Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and CEO of RR Donnelley; Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, executive vice president, HP’s Imaging and Printing Group; Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines; Antonio M. Perez, president and CEO of Eastman Kodak; Anne M. Mulcahy, former chairman of Xerox; and Janet L. Robinson, president of The New York Times.

The net proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help to fund student scholarships, as well as student and program support for the NYU-SCPS Graphic Communications Management and Technology (GCMT) graduate program, which prepares the next generation of media communications industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised millions of dollars for scholarships for students in the GCMT program.

“I am grateful for the honor. This award reminds me of our obligation to the next generation of graphic communications professionals, and I share the enthusiasm for an industry that has seen much change, and for the possibilities yet to come,” said Burns. She is a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

Burns selected EFI CEO Guy Gecht as her Prism Luncheon Chair. Gecht commented, “Like Xerox, EFI is 100 percent committed to this remarkable media communications program that is internationally known for producing tomorrow’s managers.”

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