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The Chancellor’s Report

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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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

September 30, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein reports to the Board of Tustees, September 29, 2009.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

April 28, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

In his report to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein reviewed New York State’s adopted budget, which includes per semester tuition increases of $300 at the senior colleges and $175 at the community colleges. Additionally, the Chancellor announced an unprecedented Student Financial Aid Initiative – $10 million in funding for tuition waivers, deferrals, textbook support and increased work-study options. The Chancellor reported that the University received a record number of freshman and transfer applications for the Fall semester. Also, a $500,000 grant was received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assist in the development of a new community college.
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Investing in CUNY

March 25, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

The university’s leadership is embarking on a bold and ambitious second phase. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Chairman Benno C. Schmidt Jr. and the presidents of the colleges have announced the launch of Invest in CUNY: Expanding the Vision, which sets a new total goal of $3 billion by 2015.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 24, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses the University’s continuing efforts in Albany to secure a portion of state’s estimated $24 billion federal economic stimulus package redistribution. Washington also approved a boost in funding for federal Pell Grants, which is expected to support an additional six to seven thousand low-income students at CUNY. Spring enrollment has increased 4.5 percent from this time last year. The data show more students are studying full-time, an indicator closely associated with improved retention and graduation rates.
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