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  • Podcast fans, have you subscribed yet to FROM CITY TO THE WORLD? President Boudreau's monthly podcast is on the top apps and also on the CCNY website. Give it a listen and hear how CCNY research engages with today's crucial urban issues.
    New episode: "Mobilizing the Greater Harlem Community: Responses to the Opioid Epidemic"
    https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/presidentsoffice/podcast

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Dear College Community,
    On behalf of The City College of New York, I would like to express great enthusiasm for the selection of Félix V. Matos Rodríguez as CUNY's 8th Chancellor.
    Having worked with Chancellor Matos Rodríguez as a colleague and friend, I am convinced that he has the vision and the commitment to bring our university into an era of unrivaled success.
    I look forward to working with him and serving under his leadership.

    Sincerely,
    Vince Boudreau
    President

    https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/presidentsoffice/message-archive/cuny-names-new-chancellor

    More information from The City University of New York:
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2019
    Contact: Frank Sobrino (646) 664-9300

    QUEENS COLLEGE PRESIDENT FÉLIX V. MATOS RODRÍGUEZ TO BE NAMED CHANCELLOR OF CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Champion of Inclusion and Innovation in Higher Education Will Be CUNY’s First Latino Chancellor

    The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York will vote today to appoint Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, an accomplished scholar, teacher, administrator and public servant who has been president of Queens College since 2014, as the eighth Chancellor of CUNY. He will be both the first Latino and minority educator to head the University. He will assume the post May 1.

    An innovative leader, Chancellor-designate Matos Rodríguez, 56, has drawn national recognition as a trailblazer in higher education. He enhanced Queens College’s reputation for excellence and propelled the school to the highest echelon in college social-mobility rankings. As president of CUNY’s Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, the post he held immediately prior to his appointment at Queens College, he gained acclaim for engineering a double-digit increase in the school’s retention rate, leading Hostos to become a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Best Community College prize in 2015. He is one of a select few U.S. educators who has served as president of both a baccalaureate and community college.

    “The appointment of Felix Matos Rodríguez as Chancellor marks the onset of a historic chapter in the narrative of this vital institution, one in which every member of the CUNY community should rejoice,” said William C. Thompson Jr., Chair of the CUNY Board of Trustees and leader of the Chancellor Search Committee. “In word and deed, Chancellor-designate Matos Rodríguez embodies CUNY’s mission-driven spirit. Felo’s deep roots in CUNY, combined with his rich experience as a scholar and as leader of both senior and community colleges, make him uniquely suited to lead the University forward, keeping it positioned as the standard-bearer for quality and access in public higher education. Over the course of our thorough search for a Chancellor, we came to consider several serious candidates among a stellar field of accomplished leaders, but we kept coming back to Felo. His sterling credentials, his unparalleled depth of perspective and his demonstrated commitment to CUNY made him the inarguable standout and the obvious choice. It fills me with great pride to have been a part of this pivotal decision and to be able to announce that the nation’s greatest urban university is making history with one of its own.”

    “This would be an extraordinary opportunity for anyone who is passionate about the role CUNY plays in the lifeblood of the world’s greatest and most important city,” said Matos Rodríguez. “For me, this appointment is particularly special because CUNY is home. I am immensely proud to have risen through the University’s ranks and am deeply honored to now have the opportunity to lead an institution I love and treasure. I will strive every day that I am Chancellor to fulfill the promise of our noble mission to afford academic excellence and economic opportunity to all. And I will endeavor to elevate to new heights CUNY’s legacy as the paradigm of a people’s University.”

    As a college president, Matos Rodríguez has compiled a distinguished record of success, thriving in a field that has been slow to diversify. According to the American Council on Education, the portion of Hispanic college presidents barely changed between 2011 and 2016, inching up to 3.9 percent from 3.8 percent. The overall portion of minority college presidents increased only slightly over the same period, to 16.8 percent from 12.6 percent.

    Matos Rodríguez holds a B.A. from Yale University, where he was a cum laude graduate, and a doctorate in history from Columbia University. A scholar and authority on the history of women in the Caribbean, he is a recipient of the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the author of Women and Urban Life in Nineteenth-Century San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1820–1862; and editor of several books, including A Nation of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out.

    Currently the board chair of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Matos Rodríguez has used his extensive regional and national networks and board memberships to advance Queens College’s visibility and recognition. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow. He currently serves on the boards of Phipps Houses, the United Way of New York City, the TIAA Hispanic Advisory Council and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.

    Since Matos Rodríguez took office as the 10th president of Queens College, in August 2014, the school has been recognized for its success at propelling students into the middle class. A 2016 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked Queens College in the top 1 percent of all colleges in moving students from the bottom fifth to the top fifth of the country’s income distribution, and The Chronicle of Higher Education in August 2018 ranked the school 11th of all U.S. colleges for upward social and economic mobility.
    Matos Rodríguez has been an aggressive fundraiser; during his tenure, the Queens College Foundation has nearly doubled in value. He spurred the college’s first systematic review of all graduate programs, and the development of an accelerated B.A./M.A. program to encourage more undergraduates to pursue graduate studies.

    As he led Queens College, Matos Rodríguez also pushed to increase diversity college-wide. Nearly half of the current members of the college’s Cabinet are people of color, a marked change from its composition when he was appointed. Under his Presidential Hiring Initiative, 48 percent of faculty hires have been from underrepresented groups.

    At Hostos, where he served as president from 2009 to 2014, Matos Rodríguez achieved dramatic improvements in student performance, and doubled the college’s fundraising intake. The fall-to-fall retention rate increased to 68 percent from 57 percent during his tenure, the first time in the college’s history that it recorded five consecutive years of increased retention, and the school’s graduation rate increased to 28 percent from 22 percent. His efforts made Hostos a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Best Community College prize in 2015.

    Matos Rodríguez left CUNY for several years in 2005, returning to his native Puerto Rico where he worked one year as head adviser on Health and Social Welfare to the governor of Puerto Rico. In 2006, he was named Secretary of the Department of Family Services, a post he held for nearly two years in which he managed an annual budget of $2.3 billion and oversaw nearly 11,000 employees across 104 regional offices.

    From 2000 to 2005, Matos Rodríguez was director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (El Centro), and he was also a tenured professor of Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies. He previously taught at Northeastern University, Boston College and the Universidad Interamericana-Recinto Metropolitano, Puerto Rico.

    The appointment follows the recommendation of a 14-member search committee of CUNY trustees, college presidents, faculty, students and civic leaders led by Chairman Thompson. The committee was assisted in its search by Isaacson Miller, a leading executive search firm.

    The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 24 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni. CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other prestigious honors over the years in recognition of historic contributions to the advancement of the sciences, business, the arts and myriad other fields. The University comprises 25 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 275,000 degree-seeking students. CUNY offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.

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    Additional Quote:
    From Ted Mitchell, president, the American Council on Education:‎ “I can’t think of anyone better equipped than Félix V. Matos Rodríguez to head The City University of New York. Félix is one of the few higher-education leaders who has been a president of both a community college and a four-year university. He is a true American success story: a leader whose talents and achievements have taken him from his native Puerto Rico to the Ivy League to becoming the Chancellor of one of America’s greatest universities. CUNY excels at boosting its students into the middle class, and Felix has seen first-hand what a marvelous engine of economic opportunity it is. This appointment is good news for CUNY, its students, the city and state of New York, and the nation.”

    [Image description: Newly named CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Dean Gilda A. Barabino of CCNY's Grove School of Engineering has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. A noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, as well as race, ethnicity and gender in science and engineering, Barabino is cited by the Academy for her "leadership in bioengineering research and inclusive models of bioengineering education and faculty mentoring." She is now one of only six African-American women to hold the distinction of NAE membership. Learn more: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/ccny-dean-gilda-barabino-elected-national-academy-engineering

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • City College is closed Tuesday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. See you Wednesday!

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Join the Inter Greek Council this eventing for their Greek 101 panel discussion at 6:30p.m. in the NAC Ballroom. They will answer questions about Greek Life and there will be free food for participants. Make sure to RSVP at tinyurl.com/ccnystudentlife to check you in quickly. #GreeksatCCNY #getinvolved #greek101

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Winter can be unpredictable. Stay in the know about weather-related schedule changes and emergency communications with CUNYAlerts. Have you updated your preferences in CUNYFirst to receive text, phone and/or email notifications on your most important devices?
    http://www2.cuny.edu/cuny-alert/

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City College of New York
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City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • This semester’s Spring Activities Fair presented by CCNY Student Life brought out the many faces of CCNY. Students enjoyed music and food as they browsed through numerous clubs and activities on campus. Great turnout for a great day to get involved!

    [Image description: Students pictured in the Great Hall in Shephard Hall]

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City College of New York
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City College of New York
City College of New York
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City College of New York
City College of New York
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City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Hey CCNY students, as you settle in for spring semester, CCNY Libraries are here to serve you at 7 different locations. Library hours and locations are posted online for your convenience:
    http://library.ccny.cuny.edu/main/?page_id=47

    [Image description: Photo of students seated at tables in the City College Cohen Library]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • CCNY’s Stephen Peters and Gabrielle Duchaussee are two of just 40 Division III student-athletes nationwide chosen to attend the 2019 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program in Orlando, Florida, last month! While there, the scholar-athletes, accompanied by CCNY Athletic Director Lydia Travis (right), were given the opportunity to meet athletic directors and coaches across the Division III program to learn first-hand about a career in athletics. Nice job! Read more: https://ccnyathletics.com/news/2019/1/28/general-stephan-peters-and-gabrielle-duchaussee-attend-ncaa-division-iii-student-immersion-program.aspx

    [Image description: Front-facing indoor photo of Stephen Peters, Gabrielle Duchaussee, and Lydia Travis with a “Distinctly Division III” poster.]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • CCNY celebrates Black History Month with February events hosted by CCNY Student Life and the Black Studies Program! To begin, students, faculty, and staff are invited to Tuesday's opening event, "Celebrating Our Powerful Voices," with the new director of CCNY Black Studies, Professor Vanessa K. Valdés. Learn more: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/black-history-month-2019-events-ccny

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Andrew Rich is named Dean of CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Professor of Political Science, CCNY President Vincent Boudreau announced. President Boudreau praised Rich's work in his previous role as leader of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, "America’s premier national service fellowship," and noted that Rich will advance the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership's "distinctive mission—to promote and support leadership development and a service ethic among the students working towards degrees in the social sciences." Welcome, Dean Rich!
    https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/andrew-rich-named-dean-ccny%E2%80%99s-colin-powell-school-civic-and-global-leadership
    [Image description: Dean Andrew Rich photographed outdoors at CCNY with Shepard Hall in background]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • The Princeton Review has selected CCNY for its 2019 annual guide, "The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment." Academics, tuition, graduates’ salaries, and surveys from administrators, students, and alumni are among the many factors used in choosing just 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges for this honor. The Princeton Review also notes that within the last three years, City College has increased the monetary amount of student scholarships by 35 percent, with more than 80 percent of the entering class receiving some type of financial aid. Read more about this good news for CCNY students and alumni: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/princeton-review-names-city-college-best-value-colleges-2019-edition
    [Image description: CCNY's Shepard Hall viewed from Convent Avenue]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • The tech industry is expanding fast, and CCNY is getting students ready to take full advantage of opportunities in this lucrative field through the CUNY 2x Tech program. This initiative brings together CUNY senior colleges and NYC tech employers to align tech education and industry needs.The goal? To double the number of tech-related bachelor’s degrees by the year 2022 so that students can jump-start their tech careers! Learn more https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/city-college-partners-nyc-increase-number-tech-grads

    [Image description: From left: Valerie Rutstein, Grove School Director of Finance & Administration; Associate Dean Ardie Walser; Dean Gilda Barabino; Computer Science Chair Akira Kawaguchi; Martha Hantzandreou, Computer Science Academic Advisor; and Teresa Scala, Special Project Administrator, Provost’s Office, gather to celebrate CUNY 2x Tech.]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Where will your studies take you in 2019? New CCNY courses focus on fieldwork in ecology and conservation in Thailand (pictured); activist spaces in NYC; Harlem art, history, and social engagement; race, class, and gender in media; and more. Explore: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/traveling-thailand-and-more-ccny-unveils-new-courses
    [Image description: CCNY students and Biology Prof. David Lohman in southern Thailand park with participating Thai and international students, guides, and faculty]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • The start of Spring semester brings a bright new beginning today! Welcome back to all CCNY students! Wishing you an exciting semester and many successes in achieving your goals

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Time flies, and tomorrow is the start of spring semester! Students, a friendly reminder that the CCNY Online Bookstore offers many ways to pay for your textbooks, including debit, credit, prepaid cards, PayPal and Apple Pay. Ship to home or campus (pick-up in Benny’s Campus Store, NAC 1/103). CCNYBooks.com

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • CCNY alumni in action: When Ashley Stein ('17) and Akasha Solis ('16) reactivated CCNY's student-led Outdoors Club three years ago, they got their fellow students engaged in conservation awareness, climbing expeditions up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, hikes, leadership training sessions in New York's Harriman State Park, and backpacking emergency preparedness instruction in the wilderness.
    As a tribute to Stein and Solis' outstanding leadership, and in recognition of the ongoing partnership between its own organization and CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership to build access for all to the outdoors, the Appalachian Mountain Club has honored them both with AMC Advocacy Ambassador Awards. Congratulations!
    Learn more about the awards and CCNY's Outdoors Club: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/appalachian-mountain-club-honors-akasha-solis-ashley-stein
    [Image description: Ashley Stein and Akasha Solis hold their Advocacy Ambassador Award certificates at a recent ceremony. With them is Nathan Baker, chair of the AMC's New York/Northern New Jersey chapter.]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Hi, CCNY students! As winter break winds down, have you logged onto Blackboard yet to review your assigned course materials? View a preview of the textbooks you need for Spring semester, then click on it to go directly to CCNYBooks.com
    [Image description: CCNY students working in Cohen Library]

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Closed today, CCNY honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This photograph from The Library of Congress was taken at a press conference in 1964, the year after Dr. King delivered CCNY's Commencement address.

City College of New York
City College of New York
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  • Far from wintery NYC, CCNY students are studying abroad in southern Thailand this month. See what they're discovering in the Tropical Ecology and Conservation course taught there by CCNY Biology Professor David Lohman. Also participating are a faculty member and two graduate students from Thailand's Prince of Songkla University.
    More about the course: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/studyabroad/thailand-study-abroad-0
    (Photos courtesy of Professor Lohman and CCNY student Renee Montelbano)

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