Ernesto was the rare colleague and friend who freely shared his knowledge and expertise, and was always ready with advice, help, and encouragement. Ernesto sought out the best in people and supported the growth and development of colleagues, staff, and students alike in the service of CUNY’s mission. He brought creativity, integrity, warmth and wisdom [...]
He was smart, deliberate, and able to grasp complex thoughts easily. Although we did not always agree, I always respected his knowledge of and commitment to the University and its students, faculty, and staff. -Howard Galin,Former Deputy Budget Director Office of Budget and Finance CUNY
Thank-you for giving me the inspiration at every meeting in Albany for student leadership. Every time you attended I knew that I was going to be inspired by your words and what you stood for. -Sally Bines, CUNY Student
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.
A fond recollection of V.C. Ernesto Malave was when he gave us, student government leaders from Kingsborough Community College, copies of the new budget at the CUNY leadership conference in upstate New York
I will miss my Tio Ernesto
Unfortunately I never met Mr. Malave although I have worked for CUNY for 22 years. However, I have heard of him and always felt a deep admiration especially as an empowering Latino/Puerto Rican we can all collectively look up to and emulate. RIP and rest assured that your legacy will always inspire us!
Ernesto was a big believer in employee development.
My sympathy to the family and friends of Ernesto Malave. -Janice Blackburn, CUNY Student
To me, Ernesto Malave was one of the university’s biggest defenders of students with disabilities. In tough economic times he would fight to keep our programs funded. I remember him kindly at USS meetings as being compassionate, caring and someone I could lean on. He will be missed. -Philip B Kirschnee, CUNY Student