A Letter from Chancellor Goldstein about the Chancellor’s Forum on the CUNY Master Plan

Members and Friends of The City University of New York Community:

As I indicated at the May 22, 2000 meeting of the Board of Trustees, I have scheduled a Chancellor’s Forum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on both Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16. It will take place in the Board Room at 535 East 80th Street. The Forum is intended to provide those individuals who may not have had the opportunity to express their views on The City University of New York Master Plan through various college and University channels a chance to share their ideas.

The Master Plan is available on the CUNY Web Site at www.cuny.edu, and copies may be obtained through the Office of the Chancellor, 212-794-5423.

My intention is to host the Forum as a Town Meeting. I will make an opening statement and entertain questions and comments. If you wish to participate or attend the Forum, please let my office know by Monday, June 11, so we may make appropriate arrangements.

I am deeply grateful to all of the individuals and groups who participated in the development of the Master Plan, including the many people within and external to the University who worked with Vice Chancellor Louise Mirrer, and those who gave testimony at the May 15 Public Hearing sponsored by the Board of Trustees. The Plan is, along with the University Budget Request, the most important statement from the University regarding the future directions to be pursued by the Board of Trustees. I do want to emphasize, however, that the Plan envisions much discussion and consultation over the next four years as specific objectives are refined and modified to meet our overall goal of providing the best possible education to the people of New York.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16.

Matthew Goldstein

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