Many CUNY students, faculty and staff are mourning and in shock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people as it carved a path of devastation across the Caribbean, including Haiti, and the southern United States. On behalf of the University, I extend our deep concern and condolences to everyone in the CUNY community who is affected by this disaster.
On Friday, I accepted the resignation of Dr. Lisa Coico as President of the City College of New York, effective immediately. I named Interim Provost Mary Erina Driscoll as Administrator in Charge, pending the appointment of an Interim President at the October 26 meeting of the City University of New York Board of Trustees. We will also soon launch a national search for a new President.