Hostos Mourns the Loss of First President, Dr. Nasry Michelen

Dr. Nasry Michelen, the first President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, passed away on July 3, 2018. He served as College President from 1969-1971. His passing is a great loss to the Hostos community.

A man of incredible integrity, vision and compassion, Dr. Michelen named the College after the great Eugenio María de Hostos and instilled the values Hostos proudly follows to this day. Among his long list of academic and humanitarian achievements was his involvement in leading the movement of community activism that fought for better educational pathways and healthcare services in the South Bronx. Hostos proudly joined the Nasry Michelen Foundation to celebrate his legacy on February 22, 2018, when he visited the College during its 50thAnniversary. His visit left a lasting impression on those who attended.

His legendary story, stated in his own words, is available to all and will live on through the Hostos 50thAnniversary Oral History Collective: