Malcolm grew up and worked in Manhattan (and also worked in Albany and Washington). But since 1980, his life has been centered on friends, work and activity around the Syracuse and Rochester regions.
He earned an M.A. from Syracuse University, in Higher Education Administration, where he subsequently worked as a Facilities Planner. Afterwards, he served as Assistant Dean of Students and Counselor at S.U.N.Y. Morrisville, later working as a management consultant on projects for the New York State Education Department, University Associates, Inc, Academy for Educational Development, Consolidated Edison Company, American Gas Association, and Blue Cross Medicare Part A Project.
Malcolm directed development for the Everson Museum of Art, the JCC and the Jewish Home – allin Syracuse. For the next seventeen years, Malcolm was executive director of a community hospital health-care foundation in the Rochester region. After creating the foundation’s operations, asset management, and fundraising programs, he created a market for givers supported by newly initiated publications. He was responsible for a two-year process of merging two hospitals’ foundations into one foundation.
Since moving to Canandaigua upon retirement, he regularly participates in studio art classes and attends courses at RIT’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—where he sometimes teaches early American history, focusing on colonial players such as Major General Arthur St. Clair, Samuel Kirkland and his classmate Joseph Brandt, in the context of the Battle of Saratoga and the fighting along the Bloody Mohawk. In winters, work in his garden and time spent by Canandaigua Lake are in abeyance, and his current dog, a Lagotto, is tasked only with chasing visiting squirrels, so that the birds can get to the feeders.
Malcolm currently serves as Vice Chair on the Executive Board for NYS Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, and on the Development Committee and chairs of their Arts At The Gardens Show in August. In June, there is a national Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival under the auspices of the Ontario County Arts Council that he has assisted with for some years. Not since his work at the Everson Museum in the early 1980’s has his major in art history been so relevant.
It has been fifty years since Secretary Alexander Hamilton wore surfer shorts for the Class of 1966 graduation weekend.