The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) invites nominations and applications for the position of president of Queens College (QC). The successful candidate will serve as the tenth president of the college and will succeed Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, who led the college from 2014 until his appointment as chancellor in May 2019.
Just nine miles from midtown Manhattan, QC’s 80-acre tree-lined suburban campus is an important cultural and social asset for New Yorkers. With dynamic community partnerships, hundreds of athletic and cultural events per year, and a robust network of relationships with industry and businesses that offer students internships and experiential learning opportunities, Queens College serves as an institution of higher learning, community center, and hub for economic development. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Queens College in the top one percent of all U.S. colleges for upward social and economic mobility.
The next president of Queens College will join an institution uniquely positioned to address critical challenges and opportunities facing public higher education. The president will steward the college’s ongoing implementation of its strategic plan and its four overarching goals: facilitating student success; supporting faculty and staff excellence; weaving campus, community, and global connections; and strengthening operational capacity
The college seeks in its next president an experienced and collaborative leader with a commitment to student success, academic and research excellence, and shared governance; a passion for and the ability to generate new resources through fundraising and other means; and the ability to build community anchored by a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion. For more information and to read a comprehensive leadership profile, visit qc.cuny.edu/presidentialsearch.
Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing how one’s experiences match the position requirements, a current CV, and contact information for at least five references. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Review of applications has begun with first-round candidate interviews targeted for Fall 2019. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by October 1, 2019.
Please direct inquiries, nominations, and/or applications to:
Lucy Leske, Philip Tang, and Christine Pendleton
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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