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The Chancellor’s Report

Chancellor Offers Testimony to State Legislators

February 11, 2011 | The Chancellor's Report

Testifying before the New York State Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees about the 2011-12 State Executive Budget, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein addressed proposed reductions to the University’s operating budget and the role of the University in the state’s economic recovery and revitalization. “New York’s best economic policy is to have an educated citizenry: the entrepreneurs and change agents, the talented and innovative workforce, the public servants.” Chancellor Goldstein said. “New York’s economic stimulus is already here: it’s our public universities.  Supporting their work is the best investment in the future that New York can make.”
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Reimagining Public Higher Education

January 11, 2011 | The Chancellor's Report

In remarks before the Center for Educational Innovation/Public Education Association, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein called for “re-imagining public higher education,” by creating an environment of institutional entrepreneurship. “Securing the health of our public higher education system is essential to our state and our country’s health,” said Goldstein. “We desperately need an entire citizenry with the skills, knowledge and drive to generate a constant flow of ideas.”
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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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