Board Names CUNY Interim Chancellor as President of Brooklyn College, Designates Three Acting Presidents, Announces New Searches

Chairman Herman Badillo announced at a special meeting tonight that the Board of Trustees appointed CUNY’s Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich as the president of Brooklyn College. In addition, acting presidents were named at Baruch College, The City College and La Guardia Community College, and trustee chairpersons were designated to head search committees to recommend permanent presidents for four CUNY campuses.

At Brooklyn College, Dr. Kimmich will replace Dr.Vernon E. Lattin as president effective February 1, 2000, when Dr. Lattin will become a University Professor at CUNY’s Graduate School and University Center. Dr. Kimmich has been a member of the faculty of the Department of History at Brooklyn College since 1973 and served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs there for almost ten years.

The Board also designated acting presidents at three CUNY campuses. At The City College of New York, Dr. Stanford A. Roman Jr., M.D., M.P.H., currently the Dean of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education located at City College, is succeeding Dr. Yolanda T. Moses. At Baruch College, Dr. Sidney I. Lirtzman, Dean of the Zicklin School of Business, will succeed Acting President Dr. Lois S. Cronholm, who resigned this summer to accept another position. AtLa Guardia Community College, Dr. Roberta S. Matthews, a former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at LaGuardia Community College and currently the Acting Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Marymount College, will succeedDr. Raymond C. Bowen who has retired as president after serving for the past ten years.

“I wish to emphasize how deeply grateful we are for Dr. Kimmich’s leadership during the critical period of the last twenty months,” Chairman Badillo said. “Dr. Kimmich’s return to Brooklyn College in the Spring semester will allow for a smooth leadership transition. The experience he gained will be of enormous benefit to the students, faculty and staff of Brooklyn College.

At the same time, the University will benefit greatly from Dr. Lattin’s participation in graduate level studies. He will bring his extensive service from Brooklyn College, the City University and higher education to the classroom.”