The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has named Angelo B. Proto, a distinguished university administrator for more than three decades, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.
“I was very pleased to recommend his designation to the Board. This is an important position, and he brings to it a long-standing record of dedication to all of the CUNY colleges and a unique blend of administrative talent and energy. Issues pertaining to student affairs and all aspects of enrollment services — particularly retention — are among our top priorities at the City University of New York,” said Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich.
As University Dean for Student Services since 1978, Mr. Proto’s responsibilities have included the administration of CUNY’s offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Veteran’s Affairs, University Application Processing Center, and Student Services. Added to his portfolio is Student Affairs, with responsibility for athletics, child care, disabled student services, and the University Student Senate.
Among his many accomplishments during that time are: the implementation of a centralized financial aid and admissions system for all students applying to one of the undergraduate colleges; the development of the program of admissions, recruitment, and enrollment; the creation of the On-The-Spot Admission Program and the Adopt-a-School Program and implementation of the College Preparatory Initiative with the New York City Public High Schools.
Among other outstanding initiatives that he helped plan and develop were the University’s Immunization Program, Wellness program, the Job Locator and Development Program, the Counseling Assistantship Program, as well as the CUNY Big Apple Job Fair. He supervises the University’s Citizenship and Naturalization Project, as well as a New York City Board of Education project with CUNY to computerize pupil personnel services for the public high schools.
Interim Vice Chancellor Proto has represented CUNY in numerous capacities, including as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on the Tuition Assistance Program, the Board of Trustees of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, the NYSHESC Committee on Fiscal Affairs and Audit Control, the College Board and the New York State Education Department Committee on Educational Opportunity Programs.
Interim Vice Chancellor Proto joined CUNY in 1970 as Director of Admissions at Baruch College. In 1972, he was named Associate Director of University Admission Services, and University Director of Admissions three years later. He had earlier served as an administrator at Cooper Union and Adelphi University. A graduate of Pratt Institute, with a B.S. in Management, he earned an M.B.A. from Adelphi University Graduate School of Business. A resident of West Hempstead, New York, he is married to Mary Johansen and is the father of four.