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“His dedication to CUNY’s students was Ernesto’s strength and legacy.”

February 8, 2010 | Memorial

While I have many memories of Ernesto (unfortunately I only knew him for 5 years), my fondest was several years ago when he came up to me to chastise me for allowing Kingsborough to end the year with a large surplus.    I was a bit shocked because budget offices usually like surpluses but then I realized that Ernesto felt that we had short changed our students by not spending their money on their behalf.  His dedication to CUNY’s students was Ernesto’s strength and legacy.  His memory will help ensure that we all keep that critical focus in mind.   I wish had known him longer.

-Bill Keller,VP for Finance & Administration
Kingsborough Community College