The 2022 Higher Education Power 100

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1. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

Chancellor, Metropolis College of New York

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Emily Assiran

Since turning into the primary Latino chancellor of CUNY in 2019, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been a champion for range in schooling for each college and college students. Matos Rodríguez oversaw the varsity’s new initiative to bolster its STEM applications for Latino college students, and on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CUNY bought a whole bunch of laptops and tablets to make the transition to on-line studying accessible for all college students and created the Chancellor’s Emergency Aid Fund. The chancellor co-chaired New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams’ transition staff, and in February, Matos Rodríguez was named to the mayor’s COVID-19 Restoration Roundtable and Well being Fairness Job Power.

 

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2. Martha Pollack

President, Cornell College

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Cornell College

Since 2017, Martha Pollack has been the top of Cornell College, which has an outsized presence in Ithaca and a notable presence in New York Metropolis with its Roosevelt Island campus. In September, the college launched the brand new Cornell Jeb E. Brooks College of Public Coverage, which goals to additional the varsity’s mission in advancing policymaking and administration. Pollack additionally launched a brand new To Do the Best Good marketing campaign, which plans to lift $500 million in monetary assist within the hopes of accelerating the enrollment of lower- and middle-income college students.

 

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3. Andrew Hamilton

President, New York College

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NYU Picture Bureau

Since Andrew Hamilton took over as president in 2016, New York College has seen file development within the variety of first-year candidates, analysis initiatives and its rankings amongst nationwide and worldwide universities. Along with creating a various scholar physique, NYU has additionally positioned the bottom improve in year-to-year tuition in over twenty years. Most not too long ago, the college has been ranked No. 14 within the nation for sustainability, in accordance with The Princeton Overview, because of the college’s grants and initiatives in combating local weather change.

 

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4. Lee Bollinger

President, Columbia College

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Lee Bollinger is Columbia College’s longest-serving president, main the Ivy League faculty for greater than twenty years. In 2019, he introduced the creation of the Local weather Change Job Power and a brand new local weather faculty on the college, which was touted eventually 12 months’s United Nations Local weather Change Convention, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. All through his time period, Bollinger invested within the growth of the Harlem campus and within the college’s analysis amenities. He’s additionally part of the Columbia Regulation College college and teaches a category known as Freedom of Speech and Press to undergraduates yearly.

 

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5. Merryl Tisch

Chair, SUNY Board of Trustees

Merryl Tisch has lengthy been one in all New York’s main academic policymakers. Earlier than her appointment as chair of the SUNY board of trustees in 2019, Tisch was vice chair of the board and likewise spent seven years as chancellor of the state Board of Regents. Tisch has argued towards the cap on constitution faculties in New York Metropolis and advocated all through the COVID-19 pandemic for offering SUNY college students with elevated entry to psychological well being providers. Tisch, together with SUNY Vice Chair Cesar Perales, can be overseeing a “world search” for a brand new chancellor for the 64-school system following the exit of Jim Malatras.

 

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6. Deborah Stanley

Interim Chancellor, State College of New York

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James Russell, SUNY Oswego

When Deborah Stanley introduced her plan to retire as president of SUNY Oswego on the finish of 2021, she was on monitor to wrap up a formidable profession in greater schooling. However Stanley, who led SUNY Oswego for greater than 1 / 4 century, as a substitute moved up the profession ladder, taking over the position of interim chancellor of your complete 64-school SUNY system in January after the hasty exit of Jim Malatras. Throughout the identical month, SUNY additionally launched an in depth search to discover a everlasting chancellor.

 

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7. William Thompson Jr.

Chair, CUNY Board of Trustees

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CUNY

William Thompson Jr., who has chaired the CUNY board of trustees since 2016, is approaching the tip of his six-year time period in June. Thompson has been a champion of range, most notably making Félix V. Matos Rodríguez the primary individual of shade to function CUNY chancellor and helped information the system via the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with previous mayoral bids and serving as a companion in an funding agency, Thompson beforehand served as president of the New York Metropolis Board of Training.

 

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8. Deborah Glick

Chair, Meeting Increased Training Committee

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New York State Meeting

Seeing greater schooling as a path to upward mobility, Meeting Member Deborah Glick has fought for public greater schooling funding and defended the state Tuition Help Program and the state’s DREAM Act for undocumented college students. In latest months, the Greenwich Village lawmaker pressured SUNY to oust then-Chancellor Jim Malatras, touted the passage of laws rising entry to graduate teaching programs and lobbied for renewed assist to SUNY educating hospitals. She additionally supported an growth on the collaboration between CUNY and New York Metropolis Well being + Hospitals to supply pathways for nursing graduate college students.

 

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9. Toby Ann Stavisky

Chair, State Senate Increased Training Committee

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Workplace of NYS Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky turned the primary lady to chair the state Senate Increased Training Committee in 2019 and has used the put up to advocate for enough funding and conserving tuition will increase in examine, particularly within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November, she supported a $1.1 million donation to Queens School in help of latest Asian artwork and a program specializing in psychological well being connecting SUNY New Paltz and the College of Puerto Rico.

 

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10. Sarah Mangelsdorf

President, College of Rochester

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College of Rochester

Since turning into president of the College of Rochester in 2019, Sarah Mangelsdorf has labored on rising entry to high quality schooling for all college students. The college, which is the realm’s largest employer, raised the minimal wage for all employees members to $15 per hour in November as a part of its bigger initiative to fight poverty and racism within the area. Final Could, the college created the College Coalition for Pupil Psychological Well being and Wellness per Mangelsdorf’s advice, to extend the provision of psychological well being sources on campus.

 

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11. Harvey Stenger

President, Binghamton College

Harvey Stenger has led Binghamton College for over a decade, with a deal with boosting its analysis capabilities. In February, the varsity maintained its standing as a top-ranked analysis establishment, in accordance with a listing from The Carnegie Classification of Establishments of Increased Training. The college can be a part of a federally funded coalition investing in battery analysis. Within the fall, Stenger marked the opening of the college’s Harriet Tubman Middle for Freedom and Fairness.

 

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12. Satish Tripathi

President, College at Buffalo

Satish Tripathi in 2011 turned the primary international-born president of the College at Buffalo, the place he has since expanded the SUNY establishment’s analysis growth and worldwide presence. He has targeted on the transformation of bodily areas on campus to enhance scholar life, together with the latest announcement of a renovation of the varsity’s library and the opening of a brand new café. Tripathi, who was rumored to be a contender to function interim SUNY chancellor, has additionally expanded his faculty’s biomedical campus and focused local weather change, with plans to be carbon impartial by 2030.

 

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13. Susan Poser

President, Hofstra College

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Hofstra College

Susan Poser was inaugurated as the primary feminine president of Hofstra College within the fall, succeeding longtime chief Stuart Rabinowitz. Born and raised in New York Metropolis, Poser started her tutorial profession learning legislation, served as dean of the College of Nebraska School of Regulation and most not too long ago was vice chancellor on the College of Illinois Chicago. At Hofstra, the place Poser simply introduced a phasing out of the varsity’s masks mandate, she has emphasised the significance of supporting college students and school whereas focusing on commencement and retention charges.

 

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14. Shirley Ann Jackson

President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Shirley Ann Jackson turned the primary Black lady to earn a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how and to guide a top-tier analysis college. Since taking the helm at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1999, Jackson has tripled the variety of freshman candidates, improved the college’s nationwide rating and boosted biotechnology and world local weather change analysis. In October, Jackson was appointed to the U.S. Division of Vitality Secretary of Vitality Advisory Board, together with a gaggle of consultants to offer recommendation on combating local weather change. On the finish of this faculty 12 months, Jackson will retire.

 

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15. Havidán Rodríguez

President, College at Albany

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Carlo de Jesus

Havidán Rodríguez, who has led the College at Albany since 2017, guided the SUNY establishment via the COVID-19 disaster, conducting analysis with the state Division of Well being on the pandemic’s results on minority communities and facilitating on-line studying. He additionally pioneered the Hispanic Management Institute fellowship program to advertise SUNY’s Hispanic leaders and not too long ago joined forces with the Albany Regulation College and Hudson Valley Neighborhood School on a joint pathway program via which accepted college students can earn levels from every faculty.

 

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16. Maurie McInnis

President, Stony Brook College

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Maurie McInnis assumed the position of president at Stony Brook College, a world-class analysis establishment, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and received reward for implementing public security protocols. McInnis additionally oversees Stony Brook Medication, a number one tutorial medical middle the place, in response to COVID-19, researchers on the SUNY faculty have pursued a number of avenues for treating or detecting the lethal virus. McInnis additionally launched a strategic budgeting course of throughout the college.

 

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17. Ari Berman

President, Yeshiva College

Below Ari Berman’s management, Yeshiva College has risen within the U.S. Information & World Report’s rating of nationwide universities, with the Jewish tutorial establishment at the moment ranked at No. 68. Within the fall, the college introduced the brand new Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks-Herenstein Middle for Values and Management, which goals to advertise essential considering, complicated dialogue and management abilities. Berman has additionally touted the prowess of his faculty’s high-performing Division III basketball program.

 

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18. Kent Syverud

Chancellor and President, Syracuse College

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Syracuse College

There’s much more to Syracuse than basketball. Since taking the reins in 2014, Kent Syverud has elevated the college’s analysis in STEM and applications that foster range and fairness. In 2020, he oversaw initiatives to bolster help for college kids with disabilities. In November, the college opened a brand new $62.5 million useful resource middle devoted to veterans and their households. Syverud goals to make Syracuse probably the most supportive college for veterans, with the middle providing profession growth coaching and an progressive analysis lab.

 

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19. David Munson

President, Rochester Institute of Know-how

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Since taking workplace because the president of the Rochester Institute of Know-how in 2017, David Munson has positioned the college as one of many nation’s main establishments in know-how, design and the humanities. This previous 12 months, RIT has expanded lots of its faculties and applications, together with the enterprise faculty, middle for design and performing arts areas. Munson can be supporting RIT’s Motion Plan for Race and Ethnicity, which goals to make the college a extra inclusive and equitable place.

 

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20. Jennifer Raab

President, Hunter School

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Jennifer Raab has been the president of Hunter School for greater than twenty years, and through that point, she has spearheaded quite a few initiatives to enhance the CUNY establishment. An lawyer and former chair of the New York Metropolis Landmarks Preservation Fee, Raab has helped the varsity garner over $400 million in donations in addition to main enhancements to the Roosevelt Home Public Coverage Institute at Hunter School and Hunter’s College of Social Work.

 

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21. Frederick E. Kowal

President, United College Professions

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Michael Lisi

Since Frederick E. Kowal was elected president of the United College Professions in 2013, he has led the nation’s largest public greater schooling union in quite a few battles on behalf of 37,000 tutorial {and professional} college at SUNY. Lately, he has advocated for coronavirus protections for his members and elevated staffing at SUNY hospitals, and this 12 months, he’s calling for a $250 million improve in funding for SUNY past the governor’s proposal after years of finances cuts.

 

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22. James Davis

President, Skilled Workers Congress

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James Davis final 12 months was elected president of the Skilled Workers Congress, a labor union representing 30,000 college and employees at CUNY. An English professor at Brooklyn School, Davis beforehand spent 5 years because the union’s chapter chair on the faculty. Solely two months into the place, Davis took to the streets and led a rally calling on New York Metropolis to create a greater plan for monitoring and lowering the unfold of COVID-19 on CUNY campuses. Davis has additionally been combating for added funding as a part of an initiative to make what he calls #APeoplesCUNY.

 

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23. Joseph McShane

President, Fordham College

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Fordham College

The Rev. Joseph McShane, who has served as Fordham College’s president for practically twenty years, is about to retire in June. McShane, who championed many initiatives to domesticate Fordham’s development and entice sturdy candidates annually, has known as for doubling the quantity of the person Pell Grant award. In February, the varsity introduced that Tania Tetlow would succeed McShane. The primary lady and the primary layperson to guide the varsity, Tetlow is wrapping up her time period as president of Loyola College New Orleans.

 

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24. Joanie Mahoney

President, SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Joanie Mahoney turned the primary feminine president to guide the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2020. The next 12 months, the varsity was ranked within the prime 10 in The Princeton Overview’s listing of “Prime 50 Inexperienced Faculties.” Below her management, the varsity has been devoted to analysis and innovation in sustainability and was awarded a grant from the Nationwide Science Basis to serve underrepresented college students in science and know-how fields. Mahoney beforehand served as an Onondaga County government and stays board chair on the state Thruway Authority.

 

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25. La Jerne Terry Cornish

President, Ithaca School

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La Jerne Terry Cornish has risen rapidly via the management ranks at Ithaca School. She joined the personal establishment as its provost and senior vp for tutorial affairs in 2018, succeeded Shirley Collado within the position of interim president final 12 months and was appointed to the highest put up on a everlasting foundation in March. Cornish has helped launch a doctor assistant research graduate program, introduced a brand new music, theater and dance faculty and spearheaded the Ithaca Without end strategic plan.

 

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26. Christopher Gibson

President, Siena School

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Siena School

A Siena School alumnus, Christopher Gibson turned the president of Siena School in 2020. Since then, he has led efforts to advertise fairness and racial justice via curriculum reform and scholar and school recruitment. Gibson can be a navy veteran and served as a member of the U.S. Home of Representatives, the place he was referred to as a relative average. One in all his first initiatives at Siena was encouraging nonpartisan scholar engagement in democracy.

 

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27. S. David Wu

President, Baruch School

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Since turning into Baruch School’s first Asian American president in 2020, S. David Wu has led the CUNY faculty via the COVID-19 pandemic whereas pursuing a imaginative and prescient of educational excellence and elevated alternatives for financial mobility. Wu is the previous provost and government vp of George Mason College, the place he targeted on eliminating tutorial disparities, and he has set comparable targets at Baruch’s Manhattan campus. Wu was not too long ago acknowledged as one of many “Excellent 50 Asian Individuals in Enterprise” by the Asian American Enterprise Improvement Middle.

 

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28. MacKenzie Scott

Philanthropist

After unexpectedly donating $30 million apiece to Lehman School and the Borough of Manhattan Neighborhood School in 2020, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott hasn’t shut off the circulate of charitable donations. In June, Scott introduced some $2.7 billion in donations to almost 300 charities, together with $15 million awarded to Hostos Neighborhood School within the Bronx. Scott, who was as soon as married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, introduced one other spherical of grants in December, however declined to make the main points public in the interim.

 

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29. Darryl Williams

Superintendent, U.S. Navy Academy at West Level

Darryl Williams graduated from West Level within the early Nineteen Eighties and went on to grow to be the navy academy’s first Black superintendent 4 a long time later in 2018. Since turning into the top of the U.S. Military service academy, he has put an emphasis on creating leaders of character whereas tackling quite a few schoolwide points, from sexual assault to racial justice. Williams’ efforts have been spurred by his perception that open dialogue between cadets on troublesome subjects will drive tutorial success.

 

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30. Dwight McBride

President, The New College

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Martin Seck

Previous to turning into The New College’s first Black president, Dwight McBride had practically three a long time of expertise selling inclusivity and fairness in academia. Since assuming the presidency on the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, McBride has outlined targets for increasing the Manhattan personal establishment’s fundraising and deepening its connections to alumni. He’s additionally targeted on social justice initiatives and creating The New College’s cultural position inside New York Metropolis.

 

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31. Anthony Collins

President, Clarkson College

Though Anthony Collins’ practically 20-year run as president of Clarkson College will come to an finish in June, his position in increasing the college’s lecturers and nationwide popularity will go away a long-lasting legacy. Below his management, the college has expanded to incorporate the Lewis College of Well being Sciences and has promoted financial growth within the space. Collins has additionally emphasised advancing STEM schooling, together with efforts round know-how and sustainability.

 

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32. Vincent Boudreau

President, The Metropolis School of New York

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Vincent Boudreau is the president of The Metropolis School of New York, the place he beforehand was the founding dean of the establishment’s Colin Powell College for Civic and International Management. Boudreau, who initially held his put up in an interim capability, has endeavored to enhance funding for the varsity. The school’s Middle for Co-Innovation and Medical Know-how not too long ago was chosen to obtain a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Financial Improvement Administration as a way to spur medical innovation and create jobs within the Larger Harlem space.

 

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33. Guillermo Linares

President, State Increased Training Companies Corp.

In 1991, Guillermo Linares turned the primary Dominican-born particular person to win election to public workplace in the US. The previous New York Metropolis Council member, commissioner of the Mayor’s Workplace of Immigrant Affairs and Meeting member now leads the state Increased Training Companies Corp., the state scholar monetary assist company that administers tuition help. Linares has been a staunch advocate for COVID-19 vaccination for college kids and for sturdy scholarship funding.

 

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34. Brian J. Shanley

President, St. John’s College

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St. John’s College

Final 12 months, the Rev. Brian J. Shanley turned the 18th president of St. John’s College, the place he has targeted on rising fairness in schooling, citing the Vincentian precept of service to the poor. Shanley has additionally targeted on increasing the college’s athletic amenities to reinforce scholar engagement. In November, the college unveiled the brand new Institute for Important Race and Ethnic Research, a analysis middle that goals to create partnerships each inside and outdoors of the college to check and fight systemic racism.

 

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35. Christine Riordan

President, Adelphi College

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Claudio Papapietro

Since Christine Riordan turned Adelphi College’s first feminine president in 2015, she has since championed many initiatives and spurred the Lengthy Island faculty’s ongoing growth. Below her management, Adelphi has launched over 30 new tutorial applications and has met a 94% profession placement charge for undergraduates. Riordan additionally established the Workplace of Range, Fairness and Inclusion at Adelphi which has initiated a brand new coaching program for all college and employees. In December, she was named to Nassau County Govt Bruce Blakeman’s transition staff.

 

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36. Karol Mason

President, John Jay School of Felony Justice

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Previous to becoming a member of John Jay School of Felony Justice in 2017, Karol Mason ran the Workplace of Justice Packages within the U.S. Division of Justice. Mason is an skilled on juvenile justice and bail reform, and her John Jay colleagues typically weigh in on native legal justice debates. The school was not too long ago awarded $47.7 million by the U.S. Division of Training to broaden STEM alternatives for Latino college students and $2.6 million to check the effectiveness of New York Metropolis’s gun violence interruption initiatives.

 

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37. David Wippman

President, Hamilton School

Since 2016, David Wippman has led Hamilton School, the place he has launched a $400 million marketing campaign for need-based scholar monetary assist and fought for a rise in Pell Grants. Wippman has additionally served as dean of the College of Minnesota Regulation College, had a stint as a director within the Nationwide Safety Council’s Workplace of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs and now represents the pursuits of impartial faculties and universities on the board of The Fee on Impartial Faculties & Universities in New York.

 

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38. William Murphy

Deputy Commissioner of Increased Training, State Training Division

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William Murphy took on the position of deputy commissioner for greater schooling within the state Training Division in 2019, after spending over eight years within the company as bureau chief for skilled schooling. Throughout a state Senate committee listening to on the standard, fairness and affordability of public greater schooling final November, Murphy listed quite a few initiatives the company took throughout the coronavirus pandemic, together with efforts to make sure that trainer and well being skilled licensing continued.

 

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39. Alan Kadish

President, Touro College

Dr. Alan Kadish’s efforts since turning into president of Touro School in 2010 culminated in a serious milestone – the establishment in New York is now formally Touro College. Touro, which was shaped somewhat over a half century in the past as a Jewish establishment, now serves some 19,000 college students at 35 faculties in 5 states, together with New York Medical School. The college additionally unveiled plans in January to create a brand new 243,305-square-foot campus in Instances Sq..

 

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40. Marvin Krislov

President, Tempo College

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Tempo College

Marvin Krislov has sought to place Tempo College because the nation’s prime personal faculty for financial mobility and tutorial success. Final summer time, Tempo College unveiled the brand new Barry M. and Jackie Gosin Middle for Fairness and Inclusion, which fosters efforts towards racism and holds tutorial and entrepreneurial alternatives for college kids of shade. Below Krislov’s management, the college not too long ago opened The Middle for Sustainable Enterprise simply steps away from Wall Road, which places a deal with social and environmental wants along with financial ones.

 

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41. Kimberly Cline

President, Lengthy Island College

Kimberly Cline’s tenure as president of Lengthy Island College has been marked by an emphasis on growth – maybe most notably within the arts. She helped set up the College of Arts and Communication at Lengthy Island College in Brooklyn and not too long ago oversaw the launch of the College of Movie and Digital Media. The brand new movie faculty has attracted large names within the business, from movie producer Michael Tadross to actress Whoopi Goldberg and Broadway producer Wendy Federman.

 

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42. Frank Wu

President, Queens School

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Frank Wu turned the primary Asian American president of Queens School in 2020 and has since been devoted to combating racism and selling fairness inside the college. Final fall, the school acquired an endowment of $1.1 million from an area producer to fund up to date Asian artwork. Wu can be engaged on the launch of a Queens School College of Enterprise that may supply levels in finance, threat administration and quantitative economics.

 

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43. Kevin C. Weinman

President, Marist School

Kevin C. Weinman was introduced as Marist School’s president final summer time, a return dwelling of types for a local New Yorker who grew up in New Jersey. Weinman, who beforehand served as chief monetary and administrative officer at Amherst School, took the reins in October aiming to keep up as a lot in-person studying as doable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, addressing psychological well being wants and combating sexual abuse on the school are amongst his prime priorities. Weinman additionally kicked off Marist’s largest hiring effort with the purpose of accelerating the variety of the school and employees.

 

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44. Henry Foley

President, New York Institute of Know-how

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Henry Foley turned the president of the New York Institute of Know-how in 2017, bringing his huge expertise and information in financial growth and analysis to the varsity, which has campuses on Lengthy Island and in Manhattan. Foley has sought to extend the college’s world outreach and administration of sources. The institute’s College of Structure & Design not too long ago secured philanthropic help for its digital fabrication and robotic matter labs, and graduate applications.

 

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45. Fernando Delgado

President, Lehman School

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Since getting into the place of president of Lehman School final July, Fernando Delgado has been targeted on advancing the success of Lehman’s many first-generation college students – as he was as soon as one himself. The school was acknowledged final 12 months as one in all 35 “Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Establishment Leaders” by the U.S. Division of State. Delgado additionally labored with The Bronx Institute at Lehman School to win a $12.2 million grant to attach low-income college students with academic alternatives.

 

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46. Brennan O’Donnell

President, Manhattan School

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Since 2009, Brennan O’Donnell has been the president of Manhattan School. Manhattan School was not too long ago listed as one of many nation’s universities with prime scholar voter turnout, with practically 60% voting in 2020. Final fall, the school’s 30,000-square-foot Patricia and Cornelius J. Higgins ’62 Engineering and Science Middle opened, with plans to supply new lab sources for college kids to collaborate with others in analysis.

 

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47. Sian Leah Beilock

President, Barnard School

Sian Leah Beilock was named president of Barnard School in 2017, following her 12-year tenure as a cognitive scientist and psychology professor at The College of Chicago. Barnard, a 3,000-student establishment which sits subsequent to and sometimes companions with Columbia College, opened the Francine A. LeFrak Basis Middle for Properly-Being in 2020 on Beilock’s watch. This 12 months, she introduced on Emma Wolfe, a former prime adviser to then-New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio, as senior adviser to the president.

 

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48. Brian Casey

President, Colgate College

Because the president of Colgate College since 2016, Brian Casey has championed efforts to make the varsity extra accessible and equitable. Not too long ago, the college introduced a program to supply full tuition help to low-income college students, beginning with the category of 2026. Different universitywide initiatives that Casey has initiated embrace efforts to advertise range and inclusion in addition to enhance the varsity’s sustainability efforts. Colgate not too long ago touted a 102% improve in functions for the category of 2025.

 

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49. Ty Stone

President, Jefferson Neighborhood School

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Ty Stone isn’t only a chief in greater schooling – she’s a driver of financial development too. The president of Jefferson Neighborhood School since 2017, Stone additionally co-chairs the North Nation Regional Financial Improvement Council and has been laser-focused on job development in her upstate neighborhood. The school’s plans to revive its downtown space, which had been scrapped in 2020, had been not too long ago reinstated. The plan consists of renovating an previous nightclub into an academic facility and hub for college kids, partly as a technique to get better from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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50. Elizabeth Bradley

President, Vassar School

Since Elizabeth Bradley got here on as president of Vassar School in 2017, she has expanded its attain past its campus in Poughkeepsie. She has solid partnerships abroad in China, India and Rwanda, whereas collaborating nearer to dwelling with Columbia College on a joint, five-year grasp’s of public well being program. Bradley was named to the state’s New York Ahead Reopening Advisory Board throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and in January, she turned a director of the American Affiliation of Faculties and Universities.

 

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51. David Harris

President, Union School

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Since 2018, David Harris has targeted on advancing the Union School Problem – an effort to encourage college students to take part in one thing they’ve by no means accomplished earlier than. Harris has additionally overseen the school’s plan to bridge collectively the liberal arts with engineering. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Harris created process forces and applications to accommodate college students with distant studying and campus security insurance policies. The school not too long ago started working with the Schuler Training Basis to take a position as much as $40 million to fund the schooling of low-income college students.

 

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52. Cristle Collins Judd

President, Sarah Lawrence School

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Cristle Collins Judd is wrapping up her first time period main Sarah Lawrence School, and final summer time, she was prolonged for a six-year time period. She has not solely boosted the personal liberal arts school’s campus – finishing a $200 million capital marketing campaign in 2019, constructing a brand new campus middle and a theater – but additionally spearheaded a civic engagement initiative with its neighbors in Westchester County. The neighborhood engagement effort was funded by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Basis, the place Judd beforehand served as a senior program officer.

 

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53. Donald Christian

President, SUNY New Paltz

After greater than a decade serving because the president of SUNY New Paltz, Donald Christian is about to retire from the place in June. All through his time as president, Christian oversaw initiatives to broaden the varsity’s applications to satisfy scholar pursuits, together with new STEM and 3D printing applications. The college drew consideration for utilizing its know-how to print over 24,000 face shields throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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54. Seamus Carey

President, Iona School

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Final 12 months was a giant 12 months for Iona School. The Westchester-based Catholic establishment, with campuses in New Rochelle and Bronxville, is transferring ahead with its NewYork-Presbyterian Iona College of Well being Sciences, set to open in 2023 due to $20 million in funding from the most important medical supplier. Iona additionally finalized a purchase order of the campus of the now-defunct Concordia School in Bronxville, the place the brand new well being sciences faculty might be sited. On the helm of Iona is Seamus Carey, who has served as president since 2019.

 

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55. Donald R. Boomgaarden

President, St. Joseph’s School New York

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Since assuming the presidency at St. Joseph’s School New York in 2017, Donald R. Boomgaarden has boosted enrollment throughout its campuses in Brooklyn, Lengthy Island and on-line. Amongst Boomgaarden’s efforts are a $17 million scholar middle scheduled to be opened in 2023 and an emphasis on instilling Catholic values of social accountability, service and inclusion. Final 12 months, Boomgaarden was appointed to function a board trustee on The Fee on Impartial Faculties & Universities in New York.

 

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56. Laura Sparks

President, The Cooper Union

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Since Laura Sparks turned the primary feminine president of The Cooper Union in 2017, she has improved the varsity’s funds and continued to vow full-tuition scholarships for undergraduate college students by 2029. Sparks additionally oversaw the varsity’s latest addition of a middle for digital fabrication for college kids specializing in artwork, engineering and structure. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cooper Union additionally served a significant position in donating provides equivalent to goggles, masks and wipes to important staff.

 

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57. Miguel Martinez-Saenz

President, St. Francis School

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Oscar Masciandaro

As president of St. Francis School since 2017, Miguel Martinez-Saenz has targeted on schooling reform and creating an inclusive studying expertise for all college students. Final 12 months, the school appointed Jeanne Arnold as its first everlasting chief range, fairness and inclusion officer as half of a bigger universitywide initiative to create a welcoming atmosphere for all. As an advocate of accelerating college students’ social and financial mobility, Martinez-Saenz solid a partnership with Cerberus Capital Administration to assist join college students to skilled alternatives and sources in finance and know-how.

 

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58. Leon Botstein

President, Bard School

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Matt Dine

Because the chief of Bard School for greater than 4 a long time, Leon Botstein has grow to be synonymous with the Annandale-on-Hudson establishment. With a background in music, Botstein has emphasised arts and humanities in creating a well-rounded liberal arts expertise. In 1990, Botstein developed the Bard Music Pageant, which expanded programming after the creation of the varsity’s Richard B. Fisher Middle for the Performing Arts. Botstein has additionally cultivated Bard’s worldwide ties, together with a choice to finance full tuition for 100 Afghan refugee college students.

 

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59. Hector Batista

Govt Vice Chancellor and Chief Working Officer, CUNY

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CUNY

With a purpose to run the Metropolis College of New York’s sprawling, 25-campus system, Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez depends closely on aides equivalent to Govt Vice Chancellor Hector Batista. Batista, who additionally serves as CUNY’s chief working officer, was named to the put up in 2019 after serving as CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Huge Brothers Huge Sisters of New York Metropolis. Batista this summer time might be joined by Wendy Hensel, who was named CUNY’s government vice chancellor and college provost in February.

 

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60. Eric Dinowitz

Chair, New York Metropolis Council Increased Training Committee

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Crimson Horse Methods

New York Metropolis Council Member Eric Dinowitz entered politics by following within the footsteps of his father, Meeting Member Jeffrey Dinowitz – and an intense curiosity in academic coverage runs within the household as properly. The youthful Dinowitz, who beforehand taught particular schooling and served as an area chief of the United Federation of Academics, was named chair of the Metropolis Council’s Increased Training Committee after successful a full time period final fall. The elder Dinowitz has been a proponent of elevated faculty assist for New York Metropolis.

 

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61. Greg Morrisett

Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech

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Cornell Tech

At Cornell Tech, Greg Morrisett has been devoted to fostering tutorial innovation and elevated social accountability and inclusion within the tech sector. Morrisett has helped spearhead new synthetic intelligence initiatives that may complement research in media and know-how. Morrisett has additionally superior initiatives in the direction of range inside Cornell Tech, amongst each college and the coed physique, to create techniques that cease the perpetuation of stereotypes and biases.

 

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62. Jelena Kovačević

Dean, NYU Tandon College of Engineering

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NYU Tandon College of Engineering

Jelena Kovačević turned the primary feminine dean of the NYU Tandon College of Engineering in 2018 and has since targeted on increasing illustration for girls in engineering in addition to investing within the faculty’s analysis initiatives. NYU Tandon’s present freshman class has over double the variety of ladies than the nationwide common in engineering, and girls make up 1 / 4 of the varsity’s college. Tandon is now planning to launch a brand new program for robotics and innovation.

 

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63. Kenneth Adams

President, LaGuardia Neighborhood School

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In 2020, Kenneth Adams turned the president of LaGuardia Neighborhood School, the place he has capitalized on his prior expertise in workforce and financial growth as dean at Bronx Neighborhood School, president and CEO of Empire State Improvement and the state’s tax and finance commissioner. On Adams’ watch, LaGuardia has launched a cybersecurity coaching program, a coronavirus-era monetary assist aid program for college kids in want and STEM applications for Hispanic and low-income college students.

 

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64. Marion Terenzio

President, SUNY Cobleskill

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Marion Terenzio has served since 2015 as president of SUNY Cobleskill, a 2,500-student faculty. Terenzio, who had earlier stops at Bloomfield School in New Jersey and The Sage Faculties in New York, additionally serves as co-chair of the Mohawk Valley Regional Financial Improvement Council and is a member of the American Affiliation of State Faculties and Universities’ Job Power on Neighborhood Partnerships.

 

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65. Michelle Anderson

President, Brooklyn School

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David Rozenblyum

Since Michelle Anderson was named president of Brooklyn School in 2016, she has launched quite a few initiatives, together with the We Stand Towards Hate marketing campaign that fights towards racism and promotes range and fairness. In November, Brooklyn School introduced the opening of a brand new most cancers middle geared toward lowering well being care inequality amongst most cancers sufferers. The college additionally launched its Healthcare Profession Hub of Central and South Brooklyn in August to encourage college students to grow to be well being care professionals in a post-pandemic world.

 

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66. Berenecea Johnson Eanes

President, York School

In 2020, Berenecea Johnson Eanes was named president of York School, following a full faculty 12 months by which she served because the CUNY faculty’s interim president. Throughout her tenure, Eanes has targeted on creating an attractive and inclusive scholar neighborhood. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, she created an emergency aid fund for college kids that now exceeds $50,000. She has additionally been targeted on rising commencement and retention charges on the Jamaica, Queens, campus, which up to now few years have been rising.

 

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67. Anthony Crowell

Dean and President, New York Regulation College

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Phillip Greenberg

Anthony Crowell has led New York Regulation College for practically a decade, turning into its dean after serving as counselor to then-New York Metropolis Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since coming to New York Regulation College in 2012, Crowell has developed the varsity’s tutorial programming and expanded its position in its Tribeca neighborhood. Final 12 months, the varsity established a Tribeca Pandemic Restoration Job Power to carry aid to neighborhood organizations, companies and staff. Crowell additionally has overseen a number of strategic planning efforts, revamped the curriculum and created an workplace of range, fairness and inclusion.

 

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68. Marc Jerome

President, Monroe School

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Monroe School

As president of Monroe School, Marc Jerome envisions an inexpensive and accessible schooling to all no matter background or standing. Final 12 months, Monroe School was ranked No. 21 on Newsweek’s listing of probably the most inexpensive personal faculties in the US. Since turning into Monroe’s president in 2017, Jerome has led initiatives offering native college students with a debt-free schooling. He has additionally pioneered a number of partnerships in international locations in Africa and the Caribbean for worldwide college students to earn a level at Monroe.

 

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69. Joyce P. Jacobsen

President, Hobart and William Smith Faculties

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Kevin Colton

Joyce P. Jacobsen turned the primary feminine president of Hobart and William Smith Faculties in 2019 and has since used her experience in economics to maneuver the college ahead. Jacobsen has boosted fundraising and championed profitable infrastructure and sustainability. Final 12 months, the varsity introduced the addition of 12 new campus sports activities, which Jacobsen believes will assist foster neighborhood throughout the pandemic and past. She not too long ago acquired the 2021 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award for people who assist advance ladies in economics.

 

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70. Steve Coll

Dean, Columbia Journalism College

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Steve Coll has spent practically a decade as dean of the Columbia Journalism College, and he’ll step down in June whereas persevering with to show budding journalists. At Columbia, Coll oversaw the opening of The Ira A. Lipman Middle for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights and the addition of an information journalism graduate diploma. In 2020, the varsity partnered with the Pulitzer Middle to fund grants for people within the class of 2020 as a result of COVID-19 disruptions.

 

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71. Katherine S. Conway-Turner

President, SUNY Buffalo State School

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Yves-Richard Blanc

Since 2014, SUNY Buffalo State School President Katherine S. Conway-Turner has maintained a powerful deal with fostering a tight-knit neighborhood that welcomes range and inclusion. On campus, she has put forth neighborhood service as a major focus and connects with the big scholar physique by way of her frequent social media outreach. Conway-Turner additionally efficiently navigated the autumn 2021 semester return to in-person studying, whereas pushing for each scholar and school vaccination for COVID-19. She at the moment serves as a co-chair of the Western New York Regional Financial Improvement Council.

 

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72. Christine Mangino

President, Queensborough Neighborhood School

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Leonardo Alfonso Correa

Since turning into the president of Queensborough Neighborhood School in 2020, Christine Mangino has revitalized the varsity each bodily and academically. Final 12 months, the Bayside, Queens, CUNY neighborhood school acquired $430,000 from the state’s Workforce Improvement Initiative fund in the direction of the varsity’s Licensed Restoration Peer Advocate program. This system helps people looking for to get better from substance abuse enter the workforce. In December, the varsity celebrated the opening of a brand new campus constructing that marks its first growth in 60 years.

 

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73. Milagros Peña

President, Buy School

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James Gallagher

Milagros Peña in 2020 turned the primary Latina president of Buy School – in your complete 64-school SUNY system – and has since been a champion of inclusive and accessible schooling. With 83% of Buy School college students hailing from New York state, Pena has emphasised the varsity’s accountability to offer again to the broader Westchester neighborhood. Final 12 months, building of a senior citizen housing growth on the campus of Buy School was accredited.

 

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74. Joyce Brown

President, Style Institute of Know-how

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When Joyce Brown was named president of the Style Institute of Know-how in 1998, she turned the primary feminine and first African American individual to guide the SUNY faculty. Through the years, Brown has expanded FIT’s Manhattan amenities and added new applications with the target of making a extra well-rounded liberal arts schooling rooted in essential considering. The college not too long ago unveiled The Social Justice Middle at FIT to create extra accessible and equitable alternatives for college kids of shade.

 

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75. Diane Recinos

President, Berkeley School

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Jurussia Jones

Diane Recinos was named the president of Berkeley School in March, and he or she brings a deep understanding of the establishment, having been part of its administration for practically three a long time. Previous to her appointment, Recinos held roles as Berkeley’s interim president and as senior vp of scholar success, a task by which she was accountable for campus operations, advertising and places of work of incapacity and veteran providers. The college educates some 3,800 college students on-line and at campuses in Manhattan and New Jersey.

 

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76. Patricia Ramsey

President, Medgar Evers School

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David Patterson

Medgar Evers School was based in 1970 to fill a necessity for an area establishment of upper studying in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – and that precept of neighborhood growth lives on to this present day. Patricia Ramsey, who took over as president of CUNY’s solely predominantly Black establishment final 12 months, has partnered with the town on financial restoration efforts, teamed up with Brooklyn School and Kingsborough Neighborhood School on a well being care profession hub and launched CUNY’s first hashish diploma program.

 

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77. Robin L. Garrell

President, CUNY Graduate Middle

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Alex Irklievski

The Graduate Middle on the Metropolis College of New York has a protracted monitor file as a trailblazer, whether or not it’s producing cutting-edge analysis or breaking gender limitations. The Graduate Middle’s present president, Robin L. Garrell, adopted the lead of Mina Rees, one other feminine scientist who turned the founding dean in 1962. The Graduate Middle through the years has awarded greater than 15,000 levels, and it had round 3,500 doctoral and grasp’s college students as of 2019.

 

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78. Lola Brabham

President, The Fee on Impartial Faculties & Universities in New York

Lola Brabham
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DeSean Moore

Lola Brabham was appointed in 2021 to guide The Fee on Impartial Faculties & Universities in New York, which represents over 100 personal, nonprofit establishments of upper studying. Brabham is not any stranger to working with New York’s political leaders. She served as commissioner of the state Division of Civil Service and was a member of the New York State Council on Girls and Women. Brabham has advocated for rising monetary assist for college kids because of the coronavirus pandemic and increasing entry to graduate applications.

 

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79. Daisy Cocco De Filippis

President, Hostos Neighborhood School

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Daisy Coco De Filippis turned interim president of Hostos Neighborhood School in 2020 and assumed the position on a everlasting foundation final 12 months. The primary feminine Dominican president of any CUNY faculty, she has led efforts to advertise neighborhood engagement in addition to social and financial mobility amongst a various scholar physique. An skilled in Dominican ladies research, Cocco De Filippis beforehand served because the president of Naugatuck Valley Neighborhood School and was Hostos’ provost and senior vp for tutorial affairs.

 

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80. Kevin Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Neighborhood School

President Kevin Drumm has pushed SUNY Broome Neighborhood School’s growth throughout his 12-year tenure, together with the development of a pure science middle, the renovation of its welcome middle and its manufacturing middle, the opening of on-campus housing for the primary time and the conversion of Binghamton’s Carnegie Library right into a culinary and occasions middle. Drumm, who co-chairs the Southern Tier Regional Financial Improvement Council, additionally shaped a partnership with Binghamton College President Harvey Stenger to permit Broome college students to proceed their schooling at Binghamton’s College of Administration.

 

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81. Elizabeth Alexander

President, The Andrew W. Mellon Basis

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Djeneba Aduayom

With an endowment of over $8 billion, The Andrew W. Mellon Basis payments itself because the nation’s “largest supporter of the humanities and humanities.” The Manhattan-based basis has awarded 1000’s of grants to establishments throughout the nation, together with Syracuse College, Barnard School and Hunter School in New York. Led by poet and scholar Elizabeth Alexander since 2018, the muse was shaped in 1969 by youngsters of the industrialist and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon. In 2020, Alexander introduced that the muse would focus solely on social justice transferring ahead.

 

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82. Emily Tow

President, The Tow Basis

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Wealthy Freeda

For over 1 / 4 century, Emily Tow has headed The Tow Basis, a corporation supporting nonprofits that assist underserved populations, with a serious deal with greater schooling. Tow has led the muse from its roots as a small household group to a basis with over $20 million in annual donations. Her work in philanthropy extends past The Tow Basis, together with as a trustee of The Marshall Undertaking, a nonprofit information group elevating consciousness in legal justice, and as a board member of the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.

 

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83. Timothy Sams

President, SUNY Outdated Westbury

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SUNY Outdated Westbury

Previous to succeeding Calvin O. Butts III as president of SUNY Outdated Westbury in 2021, Timothy Sams had served because the vp of three tutorial establishments: Prairie View A&M College in Texas, Morehouse School in Georgia and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Below Sams’ management, SUNY Outdated Westbury has been acknowledged for its efforts at social justice, range and social mobility. In December, Sams was named to the advisory transition committee of Nassau County Govt Bruce Blakeman.

 

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84. Timothy Corridor

President, Mercy School

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John Raiola

Since turning into the president of Mercy School in 2014, Timothy Corridor has been advancing fairness for minority and low-income college students. Mercy School is thought for its Personalised Achievement Contract mentoring program, by which college students are paired with consultants who give recommendation on tutorial, skilled and social elements. Below Corridor’s management, the freshman class retention charge has risen by 10%. Final 12 months, Corridor made positive that transparency was prioritized and sources had been accessible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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85. Kenneth Macur

President, Medaille School

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Nancy J. Parisi

Medaille School, a non-public school with campuses in Buffalo and Rochester, is aiming to grow to be a college, starting the method of making use of for a change in designation that President Kenneth Macur stated higher aligned with the varsity’s academic choices. Macur, who has led the school since 2015, introduced final 12 months $1.5 million in need-based grants to draw college students primarily from rural areas. Macur was additionally elected chair of the Committee on Coverage Evaluation & Public Relations for the Nationwide Affiliation of Impartial Faculties and Universities final summer time.

 

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86. Claudia Schrader

President, Kingsborough Neighborhood School

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Kingsborough Neighborhood School

Claudia Schrader made historical past in 2018 as the primary Black president of Kingsborough Neighborhood School. When in-person studying on the Brooklyn campus was shut down as a result of COVID-19, Schrader stayed in contact with college students by visiting them exterior their houses or places of work. Schrader, who’s initially from St. Croix, beforehand held management positions inside the Metropolis College of New York, together with as provost at Bronx Neighborhood School and affiliate provost at Medgar Evers School.

 

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87. Larry D. Johnson Jr.

President, Guttman Neighborhood School

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Joanna Wisniewski

It was solely a decade in the past that The New Neighborhood School at CUNY – since renamed Guttman Neighborhood School – started educating college students in Manhattan. Final summer time, Larry D. Johnson Jr. turned the varsity’s second president. He brings twenty years of expertise in greater schooling, having most not too long ago served because the president of Phoenix School, an Arizona neighborhood school. Final fall, Johnson introduced a brand new audio system collection on campus that includes outstanding people within the New York Metropolis space to debate well timed points.

 

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88. Joanne Passaro

President, Metropolitan School of New York

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Stefan Radtke

Joanne Passaro, who has led Metropolitan School of New York since 2018, has displayed a dedication to social justice, each in her analysis into homeless New Yorkers and in finishing up the school’s mission in her position as a better schooling chief. Below Passaro, the varsity hosted a number of vaccination websites on its Bronx and Manhattan campuses. Passaro can be a member on the board of trustees of The Fee on Impartial Faculties & Universities in New York.

 

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89. Donna Stelling-Gurnett

President and CEO, Affiliation of Proprietary Faculties

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Donna Stelling-Gurnett heads the Affiliation of Proprietary School, a corporation that represents 11 for-profit faculties in New York and advocates for his or her pursuits earlier than state and federal authorities officers. In January, Stelling-Gurnett responded to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State tackle by saying the state ought to prolong part-time Tuition Help Program funding to all New York faculties, together with these she represents. Final 12 months, she known as on the Biden administration to increase proposed Pell Grant will increase to proprietary faculties as properly.

 

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90. Daisey Holmes

President, BNY Mellon Basis

Led by President Daisey Holmes, the BNY Mellon Basis helps advance the tutorial success of underprivileged college students in New York and Pennsylvania. The muse was created by the worldwide asset supervisor BNY Mellon, which has funded initiatives targeted on monetary inequity, social entrepreneurship and variety and inclusion. Holmes oversaw the launch of a $1 million scholarship grant to low-income CUNY college students in 2019 and adopted that up in 2020 with one other $10 million grant for CUNY’s NYC Way forward for Work Initiative.

 

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91. Ayman El-Mohandes

Dean, CUNY Graduate College of Public Well being & Well being Coverage

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CUNY SPH

Years earlier than COVID-19, CUNY officers determined to create a college of public well being. Ayman El-Mohandes, who in 2013 turned the primary everlasting dean of what’s now the CUNY Graduate College of Public Well being & Well being Coverage, has helped set up the varsity as an impartial entity with its personal campus in Harlem. In February, the varsity teamed up with U.S. Navy Academy at West Level to safe a $12.4 million award to create an intelligence and computational modeling middle for diet and well being.

 

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92. Frances Bronet

President, Pratt Institute

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Lyndon French

The Pratt Institute is led by Frances Bronet, who turned president of the Brooklyn-based artwork, structure and design faculty in 2018. She has been energetic with the Affiliation of Collegiate Faculties of Structure through the years, together with as president and co-founder of its Girls’s Management Council. In March, Bronet applauded New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams’ “blueprint” for an financial restoration within the metropolis, saying its emphasis on inexperienced constructing applied sciences and the inventive and design sector would “drive extra inclusive financial development.”

 

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93. Abby Jo Sigal

Govt Director, New York Metropolis Mayor’s Workplace of Expertise and Workforce Improvement

Abby Jo Sigal
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Joshua Poyer

Abby Jo Sigal was not too long ago appointed to run the Mayor’s Workplace of Expertise and Workforce Improvement, which connects underserved New Yorkers with coaching and employment in key industries. It’s a pure subsequent step for Sigal, who beforehand led Right here to Right here, which prepares low-income New York college students for school and past. Sigal additionally ran The James and Judith Ok. Dimon Basis, a funder of Right here to Right here. Final 12 months, she labored with the New York Jobs CEO Council to assist low-income CUNY college students discover jobs.

 

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94. Richard Buery Jr.

CEO, Robin Hood

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Robin Hood

In September, Richard Buery Jr. took the reins of Robin Hood, a serious nonprofit group dedicated to lowering poverty in New York Metropolis. Buery brings a wealth of expertise to the group, together with as a former deputy mayor for strategic coverage initiatives within the de Blasio administration, as president and CEO of Kids’s Support Society and in a number of management roles inside the constitution faculty sector. Whereas Robin Hood has funded a wide range of social providers, it has additionally targeted on greater schooling, whether or not it’s serving to immigrants attend school or discovering methods to extend commencement charges at neighborhood faculties.

 

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95. Cass Conrad

Govt Director, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Basis

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Daniel Martinez

A longtime benefactor of the Metropolis College of New York, the Brooklyn-based Carroll and Milton Petrie Basis awards grants to New York Metropolis faculties and nonprofit organizations that align with its mission of combating poverty via greater schooling and getting folks jobs. The muse has been run for somewhat over two years by Cass Conrad, who beforehand spent a decade and a half at CUNY engaged on faculty help and growth.

 

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96. Roberta Elins

Increased Ed Coverage Council Chair, NYSUT

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El-Clever/NYSUT

New York State United Academics, the state lecturers union, garners extra headlines pushing for funding or coverage adjustments affecting the lecturers it represents in public faculties, however it advocates for quite a few college-level staff as properly. The union’s level individual on greater schooling points is Roberta Elins, who chairs NYSUT’s Increased Ed Coverage Council and likewise has served for the previous decade as president of the United School Staff of Style Institute of Know-how, the place she’s additionally a professor of promoting and advertising communications.

 

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97. Pamela Madeiros

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

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Greenberg Traurig

As a companion at prime lobbying agency Greenberg Traurig, Pamela Madeiros focuses on legislative and regulatory issues, with a particular deal with schooling {and professional} licensing. She assists purchasers navigating the state Training Division’s Workplace of Professions, which oversees schooling, licensing and self-discipline in quite a few professions, in addition to the division’s Workplace of School and College Analysis and Bureau of Proprietary College Supervision. Amongst her latest purchasers are the Coalition of New York State Profession Faculties and NYU College of Medication.

 

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98. Michael Lindsey

Incoming Dean, NYU Silver College of Social Work

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John David Pittman

In July, Michael Lindsey will grow to be dean of the New York College Silver College of Social Work. A scholar of poverty, inequality and little one psychological well being, Lindsey at the moment heads the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Coverage and Analysis. “Making certain that college students have the very best expertise when it comes to their preparation to be social staff is critically necessary,” Lindsey informed Washington Sq. Information after his appointment was introduced. “After they graduate from this system, they need to really feel ready to enter any neighborhood and any setting and do nice social work.”

 

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99. Lennyn Jacob

Secretary, CUNY Coalition for College students with Disabilities

Lennyn Jacob is an grownup scholar at Bronx Neighborhood School, the mom of a son with autism and an activist on behalf of CUNY college students who’ve disabilities. In testimony earlier than the state Legislature final 12 months, Jacob known as for extra funding to help the 11,000 present CUNY college students with disabilities, who typically confronted better challenges when faculties went to distant studying throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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100. Perla Rodriguez

Director of Training Packages, Hispanic Federation

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Perla Rodriguez

Perla Rodriguez was promoted to the place of director of teaching programs on the Hispanic Federation in January, a task by which she helps Latino college students from early childhood to the collegiate stage. Rodriguez has overseen quite a few applications, such because the Latino Training Advocacy Administrators Coalition,which advocates for the rights of Latino and different underserved people throughout New York. This system now presents distant studying sources for each college students and fogeys in planning for greater schooling.