History

History of the Center for Worker Education

The Center for Worker Education, home to the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies of the City College of New York, was established in 1981 through a collaborative effort between the college and organized labor.
 

1981 - Present
  • 2021: 40th year in operation
  • 2014: MA program launched
  • 2009: Renamed the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education
  • 2008: Full time librarian appointed
  • 2007: Move to the Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, Floor 7, New York, NY 10004
  • 2007: Juan Carlos Mercado | Foreign Languages | Dean, (2007-present)
  • 2006: 25th Year Anniversary
  • 2005: New Faculty Hires/City Council Funding/Division Status/External Review
  • 2003: NCATE review of ECE
  • 2002: Dan Lemons | Biochemistry | Associate Dean (2002-2007)
  • 2001: 20th Year in operation
  • 1999: Harriet Alonso | History | Associate Dean (1999-2002)
  • 1997: Proposal to increase enrollment to 1000 Students
  • 1997: William Herman | English | Associate Dean (1997-1999)
  • 1995: 6th floor added at 99 Hudson/all classes moved there
  • 1991: Karl Malkoff | English | Associate Dean (1991-1997)
  • 1991: 10th Year in operation
  • 1985: ECE Program approved/half of program moved to 99 Hudson St.
  • 1984: External & Internal Review/CLAS program approval
  • 1983: Leonard Kriegel | English | Director (1983-1991)
  • 1982: Ed Quinn | English | Director (1982-1983)
  • 1981: Irwin Yellowitz | History | Director (1981-1982)
  • 1981: Stephen Leberstein | Executive Director (1981- 2002)
  • 1981: CLAS approval/program @14 St. & Federal Plaza

 

Founding Members

CCNY / CUNY
  • Michael Arons | Professor of Physics
  • Marshall Berman | Professor of Political Science
  • Alice Chandler | Acting President (1978-1979)
  • Stanley Friedlander | Professor of Economics
  • Stephen Leberstein | Assistant to the Provost & Director, Program for Public Employees at 26 Federal Plaza
  • Ed Quinn | Professor of English
  • Morris Silberberg | Provost
  • Arthur Tiedemann | Acting President (1980-1981)
  • Irwin Yellowitz | Professor of History
  • Paul Le Clerc | Dean of Academic Affairs
  • David Robinson | Member, Board of Trustees
  • Joseph Murphy | Chancellor
Union
  • Barry Feinstein | President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237
  • Fred Caravan | Assistant Director, Leadership Program, NE Region, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Joe McDermott | Education Director, Teamsters, Local 237
  • Barbara Omolade | Educator, Teamsters Local 237 and Empire State College
  • Daniel Parker | Director, Leadership Program, NE Region, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Irwin Polishook |President, Professional Staff Congress, CUNY
CWE History - Cunard Building image

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