Gabriel Foreman joins CCNY as Executive in Residence

Gabriel Foreman is the first-ever Executive in Residence in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, and External Affairs at The City College of New York, and will work on projects with Rise Light & Power, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, and the unified Charles B. Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Initiative and CUNY’s Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) collaborative. In his role, Foreman will build sustained pathways to CCNY for high school students as well as help with recruitment, talent development curriculum, industry placement and grant initiatives. 

“As we expand the work we do across the city and state, and in particular as we look to identify innovative programs for matriculated and non-matriculated students, we wanted to create a position for someone with deep knowledge of the skills our students need to be prepared for the workforce of the future,” said Dee Dee Mozeleski, vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, and External Relations, executive director of the Foundation for City College and senior advisor to the president. “I am thrilled to welcome Gabriel to our team and look forward to developing programs that are responsive to our community's needs.”

He is the co-founder and president of Duro Workforce, a hands-on STEM programming and service provider, and co-founder and vice president of Duro UAS, a Bronx-based developer of affordable environmental monitoring systems. His work in climate tech and youth development has been featured in The New York Times and by his alma mater, Baruch College.

Foreman has led several major initiatives that include the co-planning and population of the ARM Institute’s career portal,, where he managed a team to research robotics-related programs across the country. 

He also leads the FunFab (Fundamentals of Fabrication) program, which provides middle and high school students with hands-on computer-aided design (CAD) and proto-entrepreneurship experience, and AMP (Autonomous Monitoring Program), an environmental monitoring and data science program developed in partnership with CIPASS, City College’s Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM. 

He is an accomplished public speaker and guest lecturer at the Urban Future Lab at NYU, Barnard College, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at CCNY and more. His awards include the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) Futureworks NYC for advanced manufacturers and the American Entrepreneurship Award.

Foreman received an MBA from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in entrepreneurship and small business management and a BA from SUNY Purchase in political science.

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