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The Chancellor’s Report

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

December 1, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Reporting to the Board of Trustees on November 23, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discussed efforts to coordinate educational offerings across college campuses and bolster general education, and updated the board on the new community college. He reviewed fiscal conditions of both New York City and the state and their potential impact on the University, and reported on the financial challenges discussed with public higher-education presidents and chief executives from across the country at a two-day national meeting earlier in the month.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

September 27, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, in his report to the Board of Trustees and University community on September 27, detailed the University’s upcoming state and city budgetary reductions and discussed how funding proposals contained within the CUNY Compact and the Education Empowerment and Innovation Act may provide some financial relief. Other topics discussed by the Chancellor included improving course articulation, changes in testing policy, financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the college readiness of New York City public school students, and a joint program between CUNY and IBM that guarantees students jobs upon graduation.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

June 29, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Student enrollment, the creation of a new policy institute, the state and budget outlook and a summit on higher education were among the items Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discussed with the Board of Trustees during its final meeting of the school year.
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Chancellor Goldstein Testifies Before the City Council Finance and Higher Education Committees

May 14, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Testimony of Chancellor Goldstein on 2011 Proposed New York City Executive Budget before the City Council Finance and Higher Education Committees.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

April 27, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

In his April 26 report to the University’s Board of Trustees, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said a record number of students are applying to the University for the Fall 2010 semester. First time freshmen applications submitted after May 7th will be rolled-over for admission in January, 2011. He also said the University is in daily contact with members of the state legislature and the executive branch in Albany as the state continues to struggle with a $9 billion deficit. As for the new community college, Goldstein said a search is underway for a founding president and eight founding faculty. In addition, six majors for the new college are being developed by faculty across the colleges.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 23, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Goldstein detailed preliminary enrollment reports for the Spring 2010 semester, which show enrollment is the highest it has ever been for a Spring semester and that applications for undergraduate admissions continue to increase. While an increase in enrollment presents challenges, the University is working with each of the college presidents to ensure academic quality remains high. In addition, the chancellor addresses proposed state and local budgets and details plans to help mitigate budget cuts. Also, he reports on the support for the new community college and the ASAP program from the Gates Foundation. The Chancellor describes the efforts of CUNY’s Haiti Relief Taskforce, which is headed by Kingsborough Community College President Regina Peruggi.
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Chancellor Goldstein Speaks to NYS Legislature

January 29, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Goldstein’s testimony on the executive 2010-11 budget proposal was presented during a joint hearing of the Legislature on January 25th. “Just as our citizens turn to public higher education to help them prepare for an uncertain future, so does the state depend on CUNY and SUNY to build the workforce and innovation capacity of New York,” the chancellor said. He also responded to questions from legislators during the joint hearing of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

January 26, 2010 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein reports that enrollment continues to be strong with a dramatic increase in retention, signaling a future increase in graduation rates. He also previews his testimony on the proposed executive state budget, which includes a reduction in state aid and will be a challenge to the University. And University-wide initiatives responding to the tragic earthquake in Haiti are updated on www.cuny.edu . A remembrance and celebration of the life of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave is planned for Friday, February 5 at Hostos Community College.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

November 24, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Benno Schmidt and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s statement on the passing of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave. Plus Chancellor Goldstein details the recent deconstruction of Fiterman Hall and the planned groundbreaking of a new building on December 1, future growth despite difficult economic times, CUNY’s approval for accreditation for a school of public health and the planning of a community college for health professionals.
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Invest in New York's Brightest

October 23, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

Since its inception in in 2001, the William E. Macaulay Honors College has become one of the largest and most innovative programs of its kind in the country. At a breakfast event held at the college entitled, “Stepping Up for New York’s Brightest: How Public Education Prepares Our City’s Best Students,” Chancellors Matthew Goldstein and Joel Klein spoke to guests about the importance of investing in programs like Macaulay in order to stay competitive in tomorrow’s marketplace. “We are now thinking forward about an economy that’s being transformed very quickly from a manufacturing economy to one that is going to be driven by highly skilled and knowledge-based decision making,” said Chancellor Goldstein. “The only way we’re going to compete is if we train our students at the highest levels that we are capable of training them.”
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