Donal Christian, a Brooklyn resident with extensive experience in financial management in the public sector, joined the staff of Medgar Evers College as Financial Comptroller effective April 11, 2011. As comptroller, Mr. Christian will be responsible for directing the financial functions and operations of various funds and accounts of the college as well as the development of effective policies and procedures for fiscal operations, amongst other duties.
“It is a pleasure to serve Medgar Evers College and I look forward to making a positive contribution to the team,” said Mr. Christian. “I look forward to utilizing the experience I have garnered from previous positions to help ensure effective financial operations.”
Mr. Christian began his career as a budget analyst at CUNY Central Office where he monitored and analyzed college and university expenditures and prepared and allocated a budget for six CUNY community colleges. Prior to that, as Director of Finance and Planning at Brooklyn College, he managed that office as well as all finance and accounting concerns for the Brooklyn College Foundation. He further serves as an Adjunct Professor in Business and Finance at Brooklyn College.
“We welcome Mr. Christian to the position,” said Medgar Evers College President Dr. William L. Pollard. “His expertise in the financial arena will be a boon to the future development of our institution.”
Mr. Christian holds an MBA in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami, FL, MA/BA in Economics with specialization in Finance from CUNY City College, NY. Currently, he is a Lieutenant in the Army Reserve, a lifetime member of the City College Alumni Board, and an executive member of the Business and Economic Society of CCNY.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.