Responding to the horrific devastation in the Philippines, Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly has announced the establishment of a University-wide relief effort to assist the victims and others affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which has left many thousands dead, injured and displaced and areas of the country destroyed in likely its worst natural disaster. “Many of […]
November is CUNY Month, which this year coincides with heightened interest in higher education, following President Obama’s recently proposed plan to enhance college affordability and accountability. It’s a fitting, if unplanned, coincidence. The open houses, workshops, and public events on all of our campuses this month are reminders of the University’s remarkable mission to ensure […]
During the first two weeks of the semester, demonstrators — from within and outside the University– have gathered near the Macaulay Honors College to protest the presence of Visiting Professor David Petraeus. By nature, universities nurture the reasoned expression of dissent, including the right of peaceful protest. CUNY has long embraced the responsibility to encourage […]
It may no longer come with the smell of sharpened pencils and freshly copied syllabi, but the start of a new academic year still brings with it a stir of anticipation and possibility, especially at CUNY. I welcome you to the 2013-14 year with gratitude for the encouragement and warm wishes I’ve received from across […]
We commend President Barack Obama on continuing to make higher education a national priority and for proposing actions that put students first. We are encouraged by the president’s emphasis on affordability and quality and his reaffirmation of the importance of access to a college education for all students. This has been the mission of The […]
We are proud that New York State is leading the country in embracing the high standards represented by the Common Core. As leaders of the higher education systems in New York, we applaud the State Education Department for its leadership and commend New York State school leaders, teachers, and staff who have devoted their time […]
Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly has called upon members of the House of Representatives to move forward with the effort to pass the comprehensive reform bill. In a letter to the members of the New York delegation, Chancellor Kelly said: “I ask that you give leadership to comprehensive meaningful immigration reform.” “Our diverse student body—nearly […]
As I assume the position of interim chancellor, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for the encouragement and warm wishes I’ve received from across the University. I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve an institution I’ve loved since I first arrived at Queens College.
In June, Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly spoke with Doug Muzzio, host of CUNY TV’s “City Talk,” about the future of The City University of New York, the challenges and opportunities that face public higher education, and his goals as interim chancellor.
In May, Interim Chancellor Kelly–then president of the CUNY Graduate Center–addressed graduates, families, faculty, alumni, and friends at the close of the Graduate Center’s commencement ceremonies, noting the enduring connection between student and mentor that is often a highlight of doctoral education.