Medgar Evers College (MEC) is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Wallace Ford as interim chair of the Public Administration department. Dr. Ford has long been a valued member of the Medgar Evers College community, having taught several business courses for our Public Administration department. Along with teaching at MEC, Dr. Ford has taught Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Business Administration courses at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Metropolitan College of New York’s School of Public Affairs, and a number of other well-recognized colleges and universities.
Dr. Ford is also the founder and owner of Fordworks Associates, a management consulting and advisory firm based in New York, which has provided management services for an international client base for over a decade. Dr. Ford brings his poignant understanding of the changing face of transactional information to MEC’s Public Administration department with his highly-trafficked Point of View contemporary commentary blog (the columns from which will soon be published as a book) and “The Inclusion Show with Wallace Ford” an online video program. He is also a frequent guest host and commentator on political events and business issues on Arise TV and a contributor to Black Noire Renaissance literary magazine.
He served under the Dinkins Administration as New York City Commissioner of Business Services and the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Ports and Trade. During his time as Commissioner, Dr. Ford oversaw the historic expansion of Business Improvement Districts and instituted and implemented New York City’s first Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program. Dr. Ford was also appointed by New York Governor Mario Cuomo as President and CEO of the State of New York Mortgage Agency.
We are excited to have Dr. Ford as a member of the MEC community and we are looking forward to working with him to fulfill the mission of MEC and the Public Administration department.
About Medgar Evers College
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college. A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu.