March 1, 2010 | General
At its meeting of February 22, 2010, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved the naming of the CUNY Leadership Academy in honor of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave. Hereafter, it shall be named the Ernest Malave Leadership Academy at The City University of New York.
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 University.
VC 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, whose impressive record of service 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.
VC 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. VC Malave also served as a tireless advocate on behalf of CUNY’s students and for accessible, highquality public higher education.
Given VC Malave’s distinguished record of service to CUNY and his longtime commitment to
encouraging student leadership, it is fitting that the CUNY Leadership Academy bear his name.
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 future leaders.
From Academically Speaking, March/April 2010 (page 4): To download Academically Speaking click here.
Also, see page 3 of this issue of Academically Speaking where current Malave Fellow, Karishma Chawla is noted among CUNY students awarded for Nobel Challenge science essays.