Medgar Evers College Appoints New Liberal Arts Dean

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. George Irish, Acting Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education.  Dr. Irish has been a valued member of the MEC community for 25 years, having taught several Caribbean and Latin American Studies courses at the College’s Caribbean Research Center.   Along with teaching at MEC, Dr. Irish was recently awarded the Order of Excellence from the Government of Montserrat in the Caribbean. This honor is awarded to only seven living nationals who provide transformative and excellent scholarship and service. Dr. Irish has been recognized for his outstanding work in education and cultural awareness as well as his leadership in education on labor relations and political development. 

Dr. Irish is the Co-Founder and Chancellor of the Peoples of the Americas Consortium of Research Centers and Universities of Sustainable Development. He has been awarded with the MEC Excellence in Teaching Award as well. 

Medgar Evers College would like to extend a heartfelt congratulation to Dr. George Irish on this well deserved appointment.


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