CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Gomez Interim President of Hostos Community College

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.


Dr. David Gomez

A longtime senior administrator at Kingsborough Community College, Dr. Gomez is serving as the interim vice president for academic affairs and provost at Kingsborough.  Previously, he served as vice president for academic administration, program planning and development; dean of instructional services and student support; and dean of instructional services.

Before joining the Kingsborough administration, Dr. Gomez spent more than a decade at Hostos Community College in senior administrative positions.  Among the offices he held at Hostos were Dean of the College, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of the College, and Special Assistant to the President.

Dr. Gomez, whose appointment was recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken and unanimously approved by the Board’s executive committee, will serve as interim president to replace President Felix Matos-Rodriguez, who was named in June to be president of Queens College.

In an open letter to the Hostos Community College community, Chancellor Milliken said: “Dr. Gomez brings extensive skills and experience as an administrator and academic leader to this important leadership post.  He has substantial familiarity with the campus and the community, both as a Bronx resident and an administrator and supporter of the college. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful academic administrator and dedicated member of the CUNY community. I am confident he will be a valuable leader of Hostos during this period.”

Dr. Gomez earned a B.A. in English Literature from SUNY Albany and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration and an Ed.D. in Higher and Adult Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Chairperson Benno Schmidt announced the formation of a search committee to begin its work in the fall for the next president of Hostos Community College.  The committee will be chaired by Vice Chairperson Philip Alfonso Berry and will include trustees, a president and representatives of college constituencies.


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