September 9, 2009 | News from the Chancellor
The outstanding gains and achievements of The City College of New York during President Gregory Williams’ eight years of exemplary service are a matter of public record. We thank Dr. Williams for all that he has done to advance the college’s mission and well-being.
During Dr. Williams’ tenure, City College gained in national recognition as student enrollment grew by 50 percent to more than 16,000. At the same time, the college significantly raised its admissions standards and attracted more high academic achievers while retaining its rich diversity. The college opened the first residence hall on campus, and this fall a new home for the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture has become a reality. With the help of the Governor and the State Legislature, nearly $1 billion is being invested in new science buildings on the South Campus. Dr. Williams oversaw the college’s growth in funded research, which has jumped to $55.6 million, and led a fund-raising effort that garnered more than $310 million to strengthen academic programs, services and student support.
City College continues to fulfill its historic legacy of educating the people, the “whole people,” remaining a source of enormous pride to our City, State and Nation.
We wish Dr. Williams all the best and continued success in his new leadership post at The University of Cincinnati.