President Isekenegbe Named to Bronx Power 50 List
In a sign of the central role Bronx Community College plays in the life of our borough, the news website City & State named BCC President Thomas A. Isekenegbe one of “The 2018 Bronx Power 50.”
“We reached out to insiders and experts to compile this list,” says the website, “ranking each person based on their accomplishments, their sway in political and policy matters, their economic clout, their philanthropic efforts, their ties to powerful politicians and the constituencies they represent.”
Coming in at 35, President Isekenegbe’s entry reads “Thomas A. Isekenegbe was appointed president of CUNY’s Bronx Community College in 2015. Located in the University Heights section of the Bronx, the college boasts an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. Isekenegbe is the sixth leader of the community college and is the first CUNY president from Africa. Previously, Isekenegbe, who was the first person in his family to attend college, held several positions at Cumberland County College in New Jersey.”
The presidents of our CUNY siblings in the Bronx, Lehman College and Hostos Community College, were also among the Power 50 — as were David Gonzalez, the New York Times reporter who has written about BCC, and Max Knobbe, executive director of BronxNet, whose cameras often show up on campus events.