CUNY Names Acting President Of Hunter College

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York appointed Dr. Evangelos John Gizis to serve as Acting President of Hunter College on April 24. He has held a number of leading administrative posts at four CUNY colleges for the past 30 years, including Acting President of Borough of Manhattan Community College from 1985-86, and Acting President of Hostos Community College from 1976-77. He was recommended by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and will begin on July 15, 2000.

Since 1998, Dr. Gizis has been Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hunter College and was Vice President for Administration of the College for the previous two years.

Before taking up his posts at Hunter College, Dr.Gizis held a variety of top positions at Queens College over a decade, including Deputy to the President and Chief of Staff; Vice President for College Affairs, Planning and Information Systems, and Acting Vice President for Planning.

He was Vice President for Administration, Deputy to the President and Dean of Administration from 1977 to 1985, in addition to serving as Acting President. more

At Hostos Community College he was also Dean of Faculty, Associate Dean of Liberal Art, and Department Chairman as well as Professor, starting in 1970.

Dr. Gizis has also taught at Long Island University C.W. Post College, and New York University as an Adjunct Professor.

He received his Ph.D. in Food Science-Biochemistry and his M.S. in Food Science from Oregon State University, and his B.S. in Chemistry from Athens University. He is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition, American Chemical Society, and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, among others.

Hunter College, located at 695 Park Avenue, is the largest of the CUNY Colleges with 20,000 students and over 1,100 full time and part-time faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Founded in 1870, it is a comprehensive teaching and research institution, offering more than 70 graduate, 65 undergraduate and 10 joint BA-MA programs.

Among the college’s features are the School of Social Work, the Brookdale Center on Aging, the Center on AIDS, Drugs and Community Health; the Center for Occupational Health; the Center for the Study of Family Policy; the Center for Puerto Rican Studies; and the Institute for Biomolecular Structure and Function.