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The Chancellor’s Report

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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Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees

January 27, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

In his report to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses efforts to obtain support from the federal government for the University’s capital construction program. To protect and invest in its core mission, the University is proceeding with a second “Invest in CUNY” campaign, building upon the initial outreach that raised more than $1.2 billion in private funds. The Chancellor also discusses the University’s search for new faculty, the creation of a pharmacy program and efforts to increase graduation rates at the community colleges.
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Chancellor Goldstein Speaks to NYS Legislature

January 15, 2009 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, testifying before the state Legislature in Albany on the proposed 2009-2010 budget, said, “the University is committed to maintaining its role as a key generator of workforce and economic development and the producer of a highly educated citizenry.” Listen to the complete testimony.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

December 9, 2008 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses the University’s fiscal future and efforts to protect its academic core mission in the face of the worsening economy. The University is meeting the challenges, he said, through continuing budget restructuring and efficiencies, philanthropy and revenues from record enrollment growth. Increasingly, public universities are looking to the federal government for assistance and the Chancellor outlines CUNY’s partnership with other prominent universities and the Carnegie Corporation in a national effort to promote support for public higher education. The Chancellor also details recent achievements, including a new facility for Hunter College’s School of Social Work and the secured new financing to rebuild Fiterman Hall.
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Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees

September 23, 2008 | The Chancellor's Report

In his report to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein highlights Fall 2008 achievements, including record-high SAT scores, increased student enrollment and new doctoral degree-granting authority at both City College and Hunter College. In response to the declining economy, the Chancellor discusses new working groups to review finances, physical assets and other areas.
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Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees

June 30, 2008 | The Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses the settlement reached on contract negotiations between the University and the Professional Staff Congress, the record 35,000 degrees conferred by the University this spring and the forthcoming report from the State Commission on Higher Education. Fiscal storm clouds are ahead, the chancellor reports, and Governor Paterson projects a $5.5 billion state budget deficit over the next fiscal year CUNY continues to work with the state to improve student service, most recently getting legislature passed that allows veterans to attend the University for free.
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Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees

April 30, 2008 | The Chancellor's Report

In his report to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein provides an overview of the University’s recently approved $1.8 billion capital budget, outlining plans for new facilities at many college campuses, including a CUNY-wide science research center at City College and a new building for CUNY Law School. The chancellor also discusses the prospect of a CUNY Endowment Fund.
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Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 25, 2008 | The Chancellor's Report

Despite fiscal storm clouds ahead, Chancellor Goldstein describes the proposed 2008-09 budget as one that ensures stability. The Chancellor details the University’s efforts to enhance government funding and notes that philanthropic and private donors have contributed a record $279 million in 2007. Spring enrollment is also at a record level.
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