Archive for 2009

2010 City Executive Budget

May 15, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

Good afternoon, Chairperson Weprin, Chairperson Barron, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you this morning about the Mayor’s 2010 Executive Budget and its effect on The City University of New York, especially our six community colleges: Borough of Manhattan, Bronx, Hostos, Kingsborough, LaGuardia, and […]

Prominent Educator and Scholar Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez Appointed President of Hostos Community College

April 28, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, who has had a distinguished academic, educational and social service policy career, has been approved by the City University Board of Trustees to serve as president of Hostos Community College. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein had recommended Dr. Matos Rodriquez after a national search. Dr. Matos Rodríguez is the former Secretary of […]

Statement from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the death of Dr. John Hope Franklin

March 26, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

The City University of New York mourns the death of Dr. John Hope Franklin, one of our nation’s preeminent historians and civil rights advocates. Dr. Franklin’s innumerable scholarly contributions, including his book “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans,” and his powerful voice on behalf of social and racial justice, including his work on […]

CUNY Gears Up For New Challenges

March 13, 2009 | CUNY Matters Columns

This has been a difficult year in our country, our state and at CUNY. More than ever, economic conditions require that all of us work together to protect the most vulnerable and to enable New York State to recover and ultimately invest in its future. As a key generator of workforce and economic development and […]

New Budget Challenges Inspire New Strategies

January 23, 2009 | CUNY Matters Columns

The University continues to monitor city, state, and federal developments that affect CUNY’s budget. With New York State facing its largest budget deficit in state history—a $1.7 billion shortfall this year and $13.7 billion in 2009-10—the budget recommends a series of actions to generate savings. The New York State Legislature is reviewing the Executive Budget […]

2009-10 State Executive Budget Testimony

January 15, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

Good morning, Chairman Farrell, Chairman Kruger, Vice Chairwoman Krueger, members of the Ways and Means and Finance committees, staff, and guests. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today about The City University of New York and the 2009-10 State Executive Budget Proposal. This has been a difficult year in our country, our […]

Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association Conference: “Transitions: Preparing Students to Succeed in College”

January 9, 2009 | Speeches and Testimony

Thank you for the invitation to join you today. I am delighted to be here. First and foremost, I want to thank Lisa Davis and the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association/Manhattanville College Task Force for focusing on the high school-to-college transition. This is a critical area that deserves sustained attention, and I commend you for drilling […]