News from the Chancellor

Historic Highs, Driven by Value

September 25, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

Driven by value-seeking students, including surging numbers of high academic achievers and community college applicants, enrollment at The City University of New York has reached its all-time high this fall. The number of students enrolled in credit-bearing courses, 259,000, jumped from 243,000 in fall 2008 and broke the 253,000 record set in 1974, when there […]

Statement from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein On President Gregory Williams

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 […]

Dr. Karen L. Gould Named Brooklyn College President

June 22, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today announced the appointment of Dr. Karen L. Gould, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Long Beach, and an internationally known scholar in the field of French-Canadian literature, as the president of Brooklyn College. The appointment was […]

Dr. William L. Pollard Named Medgar Evers College President

June 22, 2009 | News from the Chancellor

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today announced the appointment of Dr. William L. Pollard, the former President of the University of the District of Columbia, as president of Medgar Evers College. The appointment was made at the recommendation of Chancellor Matthew Goldstein following a nationwide search for a successor […]

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 […]

An Update from the Chancellor: Latest Budget News

December 22, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

The University continues to monitor city, state, and federal developments that affect CUNY’s budget, and, in an effort to keep the CUNY community informed of these events, what follows is a summation of some of the latest budget-related news. On December 16, Governor David Paterson released the 2009-2010 State Executive Budget. With New York State […]

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the 2009 – 2010 New York State Executive Budget

December 17, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

“We are carefully reviewing the sections of the 2009-10 New York State Executive Budget that apply to The City University of New York. We appreciate the difficult economic situation faced by New York State and the nation, and we understand that the proposed budget reflects that situation. We recognize that, for the first time, the […]

A Message from the Chancellor: Financial Update

November 24, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

As part of my continuing effort to keep the CUNY community informed of local and national economic developments and their effect on CUNY, I am sharing the latest budget-related information from the state and city. On November 12, Governor Paterson announced a series of actions that would generate $2 billion worth of savings in the […]

Update on A New Community College

November 3, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

Six months ago, the University community was advised of an effort I launched to explore the possibility of creating a new CUNY community college to meet the city’s need for a greater number of New Yorkers with community college credentials. At that time, a survey was distributed to solicit suggestions from the CUNY community. The […]