Speeches and Testimony

“Education Update” Breakfast Honoring Outstanding Educators of the Year

June 2, 2011 | Speeches and Testimony

Thank you, Pola.  I am delighted to join all of you today.  Pola, I must begin by thanking you for your outstanding work at “Education Update,” which we always say is required reading at CUNY.  And I am very pleased to congratulate all of today’s honorees, including those receiving the Distinguished Leaders in Education Award: […]

Testimony submitted to the New York State Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees on the 2011-12 State Executive Budget

February 10, 2011 | 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 testify before you today about The City University of New York and the 2011-12 State Executive Budget Proposal.  I will ask the senior officers of the University accompanying me to introduce […]

Citizens Budget Commission: “A Conversation on the Future of Public Universities”

February 9, 2011 | Speeches and Testimony

You may have seen an attention-grabbing headline last month: “Illinois Legislators Approve 66% Tax Increase.”  If you did, you may have looked twice to make sure it said “Illinois.”  The jump in the state’s income tax rate—from 3 percent to 5 percent (and 4.8 to 7 percent for corporate taxes)—reflects Illinois’s profound financial crisis: a […]

Reimagining Public Higher Education

January 11, 2011 | News from the Chancellor, Speeches and Testimony

Thank you, Sy.  It is always a very great pleasure to join you and the CEI-PEA.  It gives me a chance to acknowledge your tremendous work as an educator and a New Yorker.  Most of you know that The City University of New York counts Sy as one of our own.  This morning I’d like […]

2011 City Executive Budget Testimony

May 17, 2010 | 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 this morning about the Mayor’s 2011 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 […]

Center for Educational Innovation/Public Education Association: “Community Colleges: The Sleeping Giant”

March 4, 2010 | Speeches and Testimony

I am delighted to join you today and want to begin by paying tribute to Sy Fliegel and the extraordinary work he has done on behalf of our city’s students.  As a teacher and superintendent, as well as a founder of the CEI and president of the CEI-PEA, he has been an important and effective […]

Testimony submitted to the New York State Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees on the 2010-11 State Executive Budget Proposal

January 27, 2010 | Speeches and Testimony

Good morning, Chairman Kruger, Vice Chairwoman Krueger, Chairman Farrell, Senator Stavisky, Assemblywoman Glick, members of the Finance, Ways and Means, and Higher Education committees, staff, and guests.  Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today about The City University of New York and the 2010-11 State Executive Budget Proposal.  I will ask the […]

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 […]