The City University of New York

Ability to Simplify the Complex

January 13, 2010 | Memorial

“I’ve never met anyone who could break complex budget issues down so everyone could understand them. The new buzzword is transparency. Well, everyone could learn from Ernesto, because he made it as transparent as anyone could. His were the only budget meetings I know that were never
contentious. He would explain difficult budgetary items and people would come away feeling educated. Whenever students met with him they came away smarter than they were before. He will be sorely missed.”

—Joseph Lhota