Chancellor James B. Milliken

Chancellor James B. Milliken

Appointed to start on June 1, 2014, James B. Milliken serves as Chancellor of The City University of New York. »

Archive for 2009

Salute to Scholars: Sustaining What Lincoln Began

December 15, 2009 | CUNY Matters Columns

Remember the Beatles’ song, “A Day in the Life?”  “Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head”?  Let’s imagine a day in your life.  You woke up, fell out of bed—and brushed with fluoride toothpaste. You gulped an electrolyte sports drink after your workout. You drove to work, seatbelt in place, […]

ASAP Projected to Exceed Goal of Graduating Students

December 15, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Two years after its start, a City University of New York program strongly supported by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and aimed at helping community college students earn degrees as quickly as possible has graduated more than 30% of its original students in just two years. The program is likely to exceed its goal of at least 50% receiving their diplomas in three years, according to a new report.

Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Goldstein Break Ground on New Fiterman Hall

December 2, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, City University Chancellor Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Executive Director Paul T. Williams Jr., and Judy Rapfogel, Chief of Staff to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, today broke ground on the new $259 million Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan for the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The 15-story Fiterman Hall building adjacent to the World Trade Center site was severely damaged in the September 11th attacks.

Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave, 1958-2009

November 25, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Ernesto Malave, Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance of The City University of New York, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, 2009, after becoming ill, while representing CUNY at a conference in Puerto Rico. He was 51 years old.

CUNY in East Harlem: New Home for Schools of Social Work and Public Health

November 16, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Groundbreaking for the new Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in East Harlem was celebrated on Monday, November 16. The Hunter School of Social Work has been housed, rent-free, for 40 years on East 79th Street in a facility built on donated land once occupied by the Silbermans’ townhouse with help of a $5 million gift. The new building will be renamed in honor of their record $30 million gift toward construction of the building, which will also house the new CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College’s Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 2009 New Yorker of the Year: “University Research: Transforming Lives”

November 5, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

Thank you. I am deeply appreciative of this honor and this opportunity to spend some time with you this morning. I imagine that some of you drove here this morning, just as you usually drive to work. I’m sure you use a seatbelt, possibly even a GPS. Every day at work, you probably use the […]

Testimony Submitted to the New York State Senate Finance Committee on Impact of Deficit Reduction Plan

October 27, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

The City University of New York appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony regarding the Deficit Reduction Plan and its impact on CUNY’s programs and services. The University is very grateful for the New York State Senate’s longtime support of CUNY’s operating and capital needs. All of us at CUNY look forward to continuing to work […]

Testimony Submitted to the New York State Assembly on Impact of Deficit Reduction Plan

October 23, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

The City University of New York appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony regarding the Deficit Reduction Plan and its impact on CUNY’s programs and services. The University is very grateful for the New York State Assembly’s longtime support of CUNY’s operating and capital needs. All of us at CUNY look forward to continuing to work […]

Universities a Key to Economic Recovery

October 23, 2009 | CUNY Matters Columns

This is a pivotal time in our country. A fast-moving and deep recession has resulted in the collapse and disappearance of some of this country’s most venerable companies; high unemployment is having a chilling effect on the lives of many Americans; and mounting federal debt is projected to accumulate to approximately $9 trillion over the […]

American Jewish Congress Financial Services Awards Luncheon: “The Past Is Prologue: New York’s Economic Recovery”

October 1, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

This is a pivotal time in our country. We are fighting two wars, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan; debates over health care reform continue to be rancorous and nasty, dividing our country into screaming clusters of individuals and further polarizing institutions and interest groups; a fast-moving and deep recession that started two years […]