In the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women’s Tennis Final, the #1 CSI Dolphins took on the #2 Brooklyn Bulldogs. No matter who won, CUNYAC would have a new champion as the Hunter Hawks, the 13-time reigning champions, were eliminated by CSI in the semifinals. CSI last won a championship the year before Hunter began their streak in 1999. Brooklyn was looking for their first women’s tennis championship in history.
Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly welcomed Chancellor-designate James Milliken, the unanimous choice of the diverse committee that conducted the nationwide search, and expressed his strong desire to work with the Chancellor-designate during the period of transition. Kelly reported on steady enrollment growth for winter intersession courses, with enrollment at nearly 17,000 students or 15% above the previous intersession record.
The Interim Chancellor noted that Accelerated Studies in Associate Programs, or ASAP, a CUNY initiative nationally recognized for innovation and improvement of graduation rates, was profiled recently in The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Kelly will participate on the panel, “CUNY: The Road to Success,” which will examine ways to continue to improve graduation rates at community colleges.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 27, 2014.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Lexington Avenue rivals Baruch and Hunter were facing off in the CUNYAC/Pepsi Women’s Volleyball Final. Baruch won two consecutive titles while Hunter lead in overall titles at 20 Championships. In the end, Baruch won 3-2 and earned CUNYAC’s coveted Automatic Qualifying bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Bearcats were victorious 3-2 over the Hawks at Hunter College in front of the largest crowd in CUNYAC Women’s Volleyball Championship history.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 15, 2014.
For the month of December, Hunter College’s women’s swimming and diving competitor Charlotte Collazo has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month. This is the second time Collazo has been named Scholar-Athlete of the Month as she continues to improve both in the pool and out. Boasting a 3.7 GPA, the sociology major plans to minor in African, Puerto Rico and Latino studies as well as psychology. Collazo believes that swimming has helped her with academics because being in the pool is a “stress-reliever” and keeps her focused.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, January 6, 2014.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, January 6, 2014.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, January 6, 2014.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, January 6, 2014.