Archive for 2013

Remarks at 2013 City College Commencement/Class of 1963 50th Anniversary

May 31, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony

Graduates, my warmest wishes to you, your families, and your professors on this joyous occasion.  Congratulations!  After spending several years listening to teachers talk at you, your reward is to have more people talk at you.  So I’ll be brief. Fifty years ago, I sat, just like you, waiting for my CCNY diploma.  I was […]

Testimony submitted to the New York City Council Finance and Higher Education Committees on the 2014 City Executive Budget

May 10, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony

Good morning, Chairperson Recchia, Chairperson Rodriguez, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the Mayor’s 2014 Executive Budget. I’d like to begin with a note of thanks.  For the past 14 years, it has been my pleasure to work with all of […]

Graduate Center President William P. Kelly appointed as CUNY interim chancellor beginning July 1

April 23, 2013 | News from the Chancellor

The Board of Trustees announced today that William P. Kelly, president of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will serve as interim chancellor of the University starting July 1, following Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s announcement that he would step down after nearly 14 years in the post. Dr. Kelly, a distinguished scholar […]

Chancellor Goldstein to step down this summer

April 19, 2013 | News from the Chancellor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   April 12, 2013 Dear Members of the CUNY Community: I write to let you know of my intention to step down as chancellor of The City University of New York early this summer. Serving this exceptional university alongside so many extraordinary colleagues has been the greatest privilege of my professional life.  I am deeply […]

Report on BDS Forum held at Brooklyn College

April 16, 2013 | News from the Chancellor

On February 7, 2013, a forum was held at Brooklyn College on the subject of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against the State of Israel. The forum was organized and sponsored by the Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine, a recognized student club. At the request of Chancellor Goldstein, an investigation was conducted […]

New York’s Future and the Future of Public Higher Education

April 4, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony

Economist Richard Wolff recently appeared on “Moyers & Company” and made this point: “We economists believe that the single most important factor shaping the future of any economy in the world, including the United States, is the quality and the quantity of the educated trained labor force it produces.  Colleges and universities are where we […]

Testimony submitted to the New York State Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees on the 2013-14 Proposed Executive Budget

February 11, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony

Good morning, Chairperson DeFrancisco, Chairman Farrell, members of the Finance and Ways and Means committees, staff, and guests.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about The City University of New York and the 2013-14 State Executive Budget proposal.  I will ask the senior officers of the University accompanying me to introduce themselves. As […]

Remarks at CUNY Financial Management Conference: The Future of Higher Education

January 29, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony

Universities are notoriously slow to change.  But today, perhaps more than ever, our glacier-like pace of change is going to imperil our future—and that of our students.  Funding shifts, advances in technology, and evolving student demographics and patterns are forcing academic institutions to rethink traditional approaches.  It’s clear that the planning, data gathering, and analyses […]

Kroll Inc. issues report regarding Nov. 21, 2011, CUNY public hearing

January 11, 2013 | News from the Chancellor

The University retained Kroll to conduct an independent investigation of the events related to the protest at the November 21, 2011, Board of Trustees public hearing. Its comprehensive report details the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and summarizes its findings and recommendations. http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/files/2013/04/Kroll-Report2013.pdf