City College is in dire trouble because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people don't realize that the College has been in trouble (and in the news) for a long time due to poor leadership.
I'm running for the Community College Board because the buck stops with the elected members of the Board of Trustees.
The Trustees oversee the budget and the work of the City College Chancellor and the administration, and they are ultimately responsible for the health of the public institution that is supposed to help so many.
Here's what's been happening with City College these last two years...
We've been hearing the call to "Save City College" or that someone "Saved City College" while our students continue to suffer. Enough is enough.
It's time to elect leaders with the skills needed to turn City College around:
- Professional experience as an academic administrator and as a professor
- Real first-hand understanding of what our students are experiencing
- Resolve to make the difficult decisions that lie ahead
I hope that you will join me as we fight to remake City College in service of the thousands of students who depend on this pivotal institution to work towards a degree, learn a new skill to better support their families in a post-COVID-19 economy, and take community classes to remain engaged in lifelong education.
There's a tough road ahead, but I'm confident that we can succeed and put City College on the right path together.
Thank you for your love and support,