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Testimony Submitted to the New York State Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees on the 2014-15 Proposed Executive Budget

February 6, 2014 | News

Good morning, Chairman DeFrancisco, Chairman Farrell, Senator LaValle, Chairperson Glick, members of the Finance and Ways and Means Committees, staff and guests. I am Bill Kelly, Interim Chancellor of The City University of New York.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about CUNY and about the 2014-15 State Executive Budget.  I […]

Testimony submitted to the New York State Assembly Higher Education Committee on the Use of State Aid and Revenue Generated by Tuition Increases

December 12, 2013 | News

Good morning, Chairperson Glick and members of the committee.  I am Bill Kelly, interim chancellor at The City University of New York.  Thank you for the opportunity to talk with you today about CUNY’s use of state aid and the revenue generated by recent tuition increases. This is my first visit with the committee as […]

Remarks at the 2013 CUNY Financial Management Conference: “Optimizing Resources for Student Success”

November 16, 2013 | News

I am delighted to join you this morning.  My thanks to Matt Sapienza and Marc Shaw for inviting me.  In the immortal words of Keith Richards—who appears himself to be immortal—“It’s great to be here.  It’s great to be anywhere.”  Keith, of course, was No. 1 on the ‘Who’s Likely to Die’ list for 10 […]

Interim Chancellor Kelly Announces Relief Effort for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

November 11, 2013 | News

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 […]

CUNY Matters Column: November is CUNY Month

November 1, 2013 | News

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 […]

Statement from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly

September 20, 2013 | News

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 […]

CUNY Matters Column: Back to the Future

September 3, 2013 | News

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 […]

Statement by CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on President Obama’s Higher Education Plan

August 22, 2013 | News

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 […]

Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly Urges Congressional Approval of Immigration Reform

August 1, 2013 | News

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 […]

Welcome message from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly

July 17, 2013 | News

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.