The City University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Eduardo Marti, a respected educator with over two decades of senior-level administrative experience, as President of Queensborough Community College on March 27. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recommended the appointment following a nationwide search conducted by a Board Search Committee headed by Trustee Nilda Soto Ruiz.
Dr. Marti, President of Corning Community College of the State University of New York in Corning, N.Y. since 1994, started his administrative career at CUNY as Associate Dean of Faculty for General Studies at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in 1975. He has served as President of Tomkins Cortland Community College of the State University of New York in Dryden, N.Y.; Executive Dean of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.; and Acting President of Middlesex Community College, where he was Dean of Faculty for four years.
“Dr. Marti is a prominent educator who has led three community colleges with distinction and ability. He will bring this outstanding record to Queensborough Community College,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Herman Badillo.
A biologist, Dr. Marti taught in the Department of Science at BMCC, starting in 1966. He is a graduate of New York University, where he earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. His publications reflect his career both as a scientist and as a community college leader.
Dr. Marti is currently President of the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges in New York. He has served as Chairman of the Middle States Evaluation Teams for Burlington County Community College last year and Bergen County Community College in 1998, among many other such efforts.
He has also served as Chairman of the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges’ Task Force on Performance Indicators, Chairman of the Commission on Small and Rural Colleges of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and Team Chair of the Middle States Team for the College of Allied Health Sciences in Kuwait. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Commission on Secondary Schools, Middle States Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities.
As President of Corning Community College, Dr. Marti’s accomplishments include expanding the scope of the college to include workforce development, while maintaining a focus as an excellent transfer program. He established a Student Success Center and an orientation program for new faculty that extends throughout the academic year. He created a development office and raised over $1 million. Three new buildings were constructed on the campus during his tenure, a technology center, a planetarium and a physical plant building.
Queensborough Community College, located on a 34-acre campus in Bayside, N.Y., confers the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as a range of preprofessional and career programs. A great majority of the College’s graduates transfer to senior colleges to complete their education. A special Dual/Joint A.A./B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences and Education program is offered in conjunction with Queens College. Among the sought-after career programs are Laser and Fiber Optics Technology, Music Electronic Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Electronic Engineering Technology, as well as a highly successful Nursing program.
The College’s student body of 10,400 represents 115 countries of origin. About 90 percent of the all students live in Queens and a majority of the College’s graduates work in Queens. Like many CUNY students historically, Dr. Marti is an immigrant and the first in his family to attend college. Dr. Marti and his wife, Patricia, are parents of three children.
Queensborough Community College provides a number of special cultural resources to the community including the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, the only facility of its kind serving the metropolitan area. The QCC Art Gallery frequently presents exhibitions by prominent artists. The QCC Theater is home to the annual Professional Performing Arts series, the annual Theater Festival, the Queens Symphonic Band, the Queensborough Orchestra, the Queensborough Chorus, the After Dinner Opera Company, and others. The College’s indoor and outdoor sports facilities are used for instruction and recreation for students, alumni and members of the community.