Interim President Eduardo J. Martí

Prominent educator Dr. Eduardo J. Martí, whose career includes a quarter century of service as a president of CUNY and SUNY community colleges, has been designated by Chancellor James B. Milliken as Interim President of Bronx Community College, subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Dr. Martí, who served as President of Queensborough Community College from 2000-2010, is an experienced educator who provided exemplary leadership at several community colleges. He served for six years as President of Corning Community College of the State University of New York (SUNY); and for eight years prior to that as President of SUNY’s Tompkins Cortland Community College. He has also been Acting President of Middlesex Community College, and Executive Dean of Tunxis Community College, both located in Connecticut. He was named CUNY’s first Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges in 2010. Dr. Marti participated in the planning for CUNY’s first new community college in more than 40 years, the innovative Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.

Chancellor Milliken stated: “As CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and as President of Queensborough Community College, Dr. Martí has been a strong and effective advocate and spokesman for community college education both locally and nationally, with an emphasis on high standards and traditional values of education.” In 2009 Dr. Marti was reelected to the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges, and is past President of the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges of the State of New York. He has been a member of the ACE Commission on International Education; the Board of the Cornell Institute for Community College Development; Chair of the Small and Rural Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges; a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Community College Presidents Academy; and a member of the Commission on Secondary Education of the Middle States Association. In 2007 he was appointed by then Governor Eliot Spitzer to the New York State Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. Martí received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology from New York University. He has received NYU’s Founders Day and Distinguished Alumnus awards and, in October 2008, The New York Post honored Dr. Martí with the Liberty Medal Award as a champion of human rights. He has also been named to the Honor Roll of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. As the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad award, Dr. Martí traveled in China with leaders of minority-serving institutions in 2004. He has been President of the United Way of Tompkins County and a member of the Board of Directors of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Marti has served on the Board of Teachers College at Columbia University, as well as the Community College Research Center Advisory Board of Columbia University, and on the Excelsior College Board. He has also served on the Board for the Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System, and the Board of Governors of the Council for Aid to Education. His other appointments have included The College Board’s Commission on Community Colleges, and The California Community College Collaborative at the University of California, Riverside.


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