Corporate Leader Robert Catell On “Study With the Best”

Robert Catell, Chairman and CEO of Keyspan Corporation and one of New York’s most prominent business leaders, talks about life, education and the city he loves on CUNY-TV’s “Study With the Best” Sunday night at 8.

Recently named Chairman of the Business Council of New York State, Catell has served for several years as Chairman of the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce. He heads a corporation that provides energy services to millions of homeowners and businesses in New York City, Long Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Catell still finds time for community service. He sits on the boards of various cultural and civic organizations and recently played “Principal for a Day” at New Utretch High School, his old high school in Brooklyn. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College/CUNY, Catell stresses the importance of his education at CUNY as the foundation for his journey to the top of the corporate ladder.

Also this week:

  • A partnership between Bronx Community College and the Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Department is giving students enrolled in the College’s Animal Care and Management Program first hand experience in becoming zealous zoo keepers.
  • The Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs places students with state and city legislators and U. S. representatives and senators, with federal agencies, and a variety of national and international organizations. Whether they work in the elected official’s home district, Albany, or Washington, interns learn through experience and some go on to elected office themselves.
  • Jezel Rodriguez is a name that may soon be added to a list of pioneering female athletes. A Hunter College senior, she has led the school’s basketball, softball and volleyball teams to the CUNY Athletic Conference.

“Study With the Best” is the first television series devoted to opportunities in higher education. The show appears every Sunday at 8 on Channel 75. Streaming video excerpts are also featured on, the University web site.