Deputy Mayor Ninfa Segarra to Join CUNY as Vice President for Inter-Campus Collaboration

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that New York City Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services Ninfa Segarra will join the University community on April 1, 2000 as Vice President for Inter-Campus Collaboration of the CUNY Research Foundation.

“We are very pleased that Deputy Mayor Segarra has accepted this important appointment,” said Chancellor Goldstein. “She will work closely with the CUNY college presidents and senior University officials to foster the integration of plans to enhance partnership programs between colleges. She will promote the College Now program and work to substantially expand our outreach to the New York City public school system,” Chancellor Goldstein stated.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Herman Badillo said, “Deputy Mayor Segarra brings to CUNY over twenty years of government, community and educational experience in senior level positions. Her talents and abilities will be very helpful to moving the CUNY reform agenda forward.”

Ms. Segarra, an attorney and member of the New York City Board of Education, has served as Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services for over six years, providing policy development, oversight and program implementation for mayoral agencies and related entities. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from New York University and her Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School.

Ms. Segarra is a native of New York City, raised on the Lower East Side, and currently resides in the Bronx with her two children, Alyunda and Pablo Enrique.