The Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Fred B. Malamet,
a veteran with more than 30 years’ service to Kings borough Community
College, to be its interim president following the resignation of Byron
McClenney. Malamet, a professor of behavioral sciences and human services,
was previously the Manhattan Beach campus’s dean of academic affairs
and dean of its faculty. The holder of degrees from Brooklyn College,
Columbia and Rutgers Universities, Malamet will assume his post in December.
The board also appointed CUNY’s long-serving Vice Chancellor for
University Relations, Jay Hershenson, to serve also
as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Hershenson’s CUNY career
began with a B.A. in communications, arts and sciences and university
administration, and an M.A. in urban studies, both from Queens College.
He has been a senior CUNY administrator since 1978, working with six
Chancellors and more than 100 trustees. He previously held leadership
posts in non-profit organizations in New York City.
Earlier, at its June meeting, the trustees approved the establishment
of a new School of Professional Studies at the University Center of
the Graduate School. This school is intended to provide comprehensive
and flexible educational services in response to changes in the social
and business environment, with particular attention to the needs of
government, not-for-profit entities, businesses, and unions. The school’s
founding dean, John Mogulescu, will continue to serve
as the University dean for academic affairs and deputy to Executive
Vice Chancellor Louise Mirrer.