Brooklyn, NY – Kingsborough Community College has named Anthony Andrews as its new director of government & community relations. A homecoming of sorts, Andrews immigrated to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago to attend Kingsborough Community College as an international student from 1996-1998, before transferring to American University where he graduated with a B.A. in political science.
Following American University, Anthony went on to the Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster, where he graduated with distinction with an M.A. in diplomatic studies. He is nearing completion of his Ph.D. in politics and international studies from Cambridge University.
Andrews is a co-founder of Cambridge Prospects, an education charity where he recruited, taught, and prepared inner city London students on a residential program for minority and underrepresented groups for admission to Cambridge. He has also worked on a strategic partnership with the European Union and liaising with diplomatic missions on behalf of the office of the deputy secretary general at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. In 2011, UK-based Powerful Media, which showcases the most influential people in Britain of African and African Caribbean heritage, named him as one of the Top 100 Future Black Leaders of Britain.
He has taught at American University, Trinity Washington University, Cambridge, as well as Kingsborough Community College.
Andrews will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with elected officials and community-based organizations, as well as working with faculty members in their outreach efforts to elected and public officials.