its March 26 meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Gregory H.
Williams the 11th president of City College. Dr. Williams, the holder
of a doctorate in political science and a law degree, has served
in senior administrative positions at the University of Iowa, George
Washington University, and, most recently, Ohio State University,
where he has been Dean of the School of Law since 1993.
He is also
the author of a widely acclaimed autobiography, Life on the Color
Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
The book is
often assigned on college campuses across the country for classes
on racism, poverty, alcoholism, and many other social and coming-of-age
as Dean of the Ohio State University College of Law has been widely
recognized, notably for hiring about 40% of the faculty of the College
of Law during deanship and increasing the number of named chairs
and professorships by 50%. For a recent $1 billion capital campaign,
Williams was able to raise approximately $25 million from an alumni
base of approximately 7,000 Law School graduates.
will provide first rate and first class leadership to an institution
that has served as the launching pad to success for tens of thousands
of New Yorkers," said University Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.
leader graduated from Ball State University in 1966, received a
master's degree in government and politics from the University of
Maryland, and earned his two advanced degrees at George Washington