Archive 2004-2013


What’s New This Year? A Lot!
September 4, 2012 | CUNY Matters Columns
I am delighted to welcome the entire CUNY community to the start of a new academic year—one that brings a number of promising developments across the University.  In Manhattan, just across from Bryant Park, the first class of the New Community College is already hard at work, engaged in the college’s innovative new curriculum.  Guided [...]

Graduation Rates, and Aid, Climbing
July 2, 2012 | CUNY Matters Columns
Attending commencement ceremonies is surely one of the best benefits of being part of a university community. The well-earned joy of our graduates and their families is contagious. I congratulate all of our 2012 graduates, along with the dedicated faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their studies. And I invite our new alumni [...]



Remarks at 2013 City College Commencement/Class of 1963 50th Anniversary
May 31, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony
Graduates, my warmest wishes to you, your families, and your professors on this joyous occasion. Congratulations! After spending several years listening to teachers talk at you, your reward is to have more people talk at you. So I’ll be brief. Fifty years ago, I sat, just like you, waiting for my CCNY diploma. I was [...]

Testimony submitted to the New York City Council Finance and Higher Education Committees on the 2014 City Executive Budget
May 10, 2013 | Speeches and Testimony
Good morning, Chairperson Recchia, Chairperson Rodriguez, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the Mayor’s 2014 Executive Budget. I’d like to begin with a note of thanks. For the past 14 years, it has been my pleasure to work with all of [...]



Graduate Center President William P. Kelly appointed as CUNY interim chancellor beginning July 1
April 23, 2013 | News from the Chancellor
The Board of Trustees announced today that William P. Kelly, president of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will serve as interim chancellor of the University starting July 1, following Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s announcement that he would step down after nearly 14 years in the post. Dr. Kelly, a distinguished scholar [...]

Chancellor Goldstein to step down this summer
April 19, 2013 | News from the Chancellor
April 12, 2013 Dear Members of the CUNY Community: I write to let you know of my intention to step down as chancellor of The City University of New York early this summer. Serving this exceptional university alongside so many extraordinary colleagues has been the greatest privilege of my professional life. I am deeply [...]