Citing “the many reasons for our excitement and optimism at CUNY,” Chancellor James B. Milliken testified today at the Joint Senate and Assembly public hearing in Albany on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2018 – 2019 State Executive Budget proposal.
“We applaud the important increased investment in CUNY’s operations, as well as the continued commitment to critical maintenance.
Today we commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a true American hero whose impassioned leadership in the struggles for racial equality, social and economic justice, inclusion and opportunity helped define the conscience of a nation. And while it is altogether fitting that we celebrate his extraordinary contributions, it is striking and most unfortunate that his teaching continues to be in some ways as urgent and essential as it was half a century ago.
“We applaud Governor Cuomo’s plan to invest in food pantries on all public university campuses. CUNY has been a leader in addressing food insecurity on campus and runs pantries on more than half of our 24 campuses, including at six of our seven community colleges.
During the past year, The City University of New York has conducted a thorough search for a new president of The City College of New York.
The recruitment of the first Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is a critical step in our ongoing efforts to build a CUNY-wide advancement operation, essential to significantly increasing the University’s effectiveness in private fundraising and ensuring the success of our students, faculty and academic programs.
In an appearance on NY1’s “Road to City Hall,” Chancellor James B. Milliken talks about CUNY’s future, funding and labor contract disputes, among other key issues.
I write to share with you the news that I plan to step down as Chancellor of The City University of New York at the end of this academic year, after four years at the helm of this most remarkable institution.
“To the illustrious roster of CUNY students and alumni recognized for their scholarship and contributions in myriad fields, we proudly add another name. Congratulations to Thamara V. Jean on winning a Rhodes Scholarship,” Chancellor James B. Milliken said.
After 37 years of distinguished service to The City University of New York, Vice Chancellor Gloriana (Ginger) Waters has decided to retire effective next month.