Statement by Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci

We are very pleased that the December 8 decision by the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division upholds the Board of Trustees’ requirement that Hostos Community College students, as well as other City University students, pass the CUNY Writing Assessment Test before graduation.

The decision is a clear and unequivocal affirmation of the Board of Trustees’ insistence on the importance of establishing and maintaining high academic standards at all CUNY colleges. With the leadership of Acting President Dolores Fernandez, Hostos Community College is making great progress. The true beneficiaries are the students of Hostos, who must be assured that the completion of their academic requirements will have credibility in the workplace and at other institutions of higher education.