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February 9, 2007


DSC09716c72NEW YORK, February 9, 2007 – The City College of New York has appointed Richard S. Metz, a veteran administrator with over three decades of experience in academia, Vice President for Finance and Administration, CCNY President Gregory H. Williams announced.

“The City College is privileged to welcome an administrator of Richard’s quality and experience on board,” said President Williams. “He is an invaluable addition to our staff as it continues on its mission to make CCNY the leader in public education in the nation.”

Mr. Metz will report to President Williams and serve as the College’s chief financial officer. He will be responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of all financial and administrative functions at CCNY. 

He joins CCNY from California State University, East Bay, where he spent 11 years as Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs.  Mr. Metz previously served as Vice President for Administrative Services at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., from 1987 to 1995. From 1979 to 1987, he was Director of Auxiliary Services at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

Mr. Metz graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a B.S. in Education and earned a Master of Administrative Sciences, with an emphasis in finance and management, from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Madison, Wis., Mr. Metz began his career as a public school teacher in Columbus.

Mr. Metz’ professional affiliations include membership in the Chief Administration and Business Officers Group; National Association of College and University Business Officers; Western Association of College and University Business Officers and the Association of Financial Professionals. 

About The City College of New York

For 160 years, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines.  Over 13,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Architecture, the School of Education, the Grove School of Engineering, the Center for Worker Education and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.