A Message from Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, President of Bronx Community College
Looking Back, Moving Forward
On the first day of classes this semester, it was my pleasure to stand at the gates of BCC and welcome you all — those returning for another season of discovery and achievement and those joining our community of excellence for the first time. Now the 2017-18 academic year at Bronx Community College is well underway, and wherever I go on campus I can feel the unique energy of minds at work and hearts committed to the great adventure of education.
This year is a landmark in our collective journey at BCC — the 60th anniversary of the founding of the College. Much of what we teach and learn today was inconceivable six decades ago — as was the rich diversity of our student body, drawn from 104 countries and speaking 35 languages. But the goal remains unchanged — to give all who desire it the chance to come to our campus with a dream and leave with a diploma. As The City University of New York’s first Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) college, along with our current expansion of that initiative, we are poised to make this dream a reality for many more students.
We are in the midst of preparing for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Given the talent and commitment of our remarkable students, faculty and staff, I am of course optimistic about the results. As we begin the 61st year of Bronx Community College, let us rededicate ourselves to that passionate commitment to excellence that brought us through the first sixty years.
I share your excitement as we start this new chapter of the BCC story. I look forward to seeing you around campus and hearing about your latest triumphs and endeavors.
Thomas A. Isekenegbe, Ph.D.