Statement from Chairman Herman Badillo and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the Passing of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor

On behalf of The City University of New York, we join with millions of New Yorkers and people all over the world in mourning the passing of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor. During the sixteen years of his extraordinary service as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, he was a dear and devoted friend of CUNY, offering invaluable advice and counsel on providing ladders to educational success for students across our great City. Cardinal O’Connor’s exemplary dedication to the poor and disadvantaged and his advocacy of higher education opportunities remain an enduring inspiration. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and colleagues at the University.