February 23, 2010 | General
The following excerpt includes the resolution to name the CUNY Leadership Academy in honor of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave. The resolution was approved unanimously at the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting on February 22, 2010.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
535 EAST 80TH STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10075
CALENDAR FEBRUARY 22, 2010
NO. 6. COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS: RESOLVED, That the following item be approved:
A. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – NAMING OF THE CUNY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN HONOR OF VICE CHANCELLOR ERNESTO MALAVE:
RESOLVED, That The City University of New York Leadership Academy be named in honor of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave and hereafter be named the Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy at The City University of New York.
EXPLANATION: Ernesto Malave was a former vice chancellor for budget and finance at The City University of New York. His distinguished 27-year career at CUNY, including the last six years as the University’s chief financial officer, was marked by creative leadership, skillful advocacy, and genuine concern for students, colleagues, and the
Ernesto Malave came to CUNY first as a student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he became a member of the Student Senate. He was a committed student leader, serving as a member of the University Student Senate from 1979 to 1981 and as student representative to the CUNY Board of Trustees Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration in 1979-1980. He was treasurer of BMCC’s student government and served as its president from 1980 to 1981.
His impressive record of service as a student government leader was followed by an outstanding career at CUNY that started in admissions and moved to governmental relations and, eventually, the budget office, where he served as a budget analyst, executive assistant to the vice chancellor for budget, finance and computing, budget director, and, ultimately, vice chancellor for budget and finance.
Ernesto Malave was well known throughout the University not only for his detailed knowledge of financial matters but also for the generous mentoring he provided to faculty, staff, and especially students. He participated in numerous student retreats, seminars, and workshops, patiently explaining the complexities of the University’s finances and encouraging student leadership. Ernesto Malave also served as a tireless advocate on behalf of CUNY’s students and for accessible, high-quality public higher education.
The CUNY Leadership Academy was established to offer students opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to become global leaders. The academy connects programs from across CUNY and fosters CUNY-wide leadership education programs that take advantage of the extraordinary resources of CUNY and New York City.
Given Ernesto Malave’s distinguished record of service to The City University of New York and his longtime commitment to encouraging student leadership, it is fitting that the CUNY Leadership Academy bear his name. The Academy’s status as a University-wide entity, which serves students from all campuses and programs, enables the Academy to serve as a central venue for legacy opportunities, including scholarships and other student support, which may be made in honor of Ernesto Malave’s work. The University will designate an appropriate location for the Academy to enhance its visibility to internal and external communities and advance its essential work to develop leaders who will serve the city, state, and nation with distinction.