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Scholar-activist Vince Boudreau takes the helm at City College

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Scholar-activist Vince Boudreau takes the helm at City College


Presidential investiture ceremony at The City College of New York.


Dr. Vincent Boudreau, 13th President of CCNY; James B. Milliken, Chancellor of the City University of New York; Barry F. Schwartz,  Vice Chairperson, CUNY Board of Trustees; General Colin L. Powell, CCNY Class of 1958; and Congressman Adriano Espaillat.


The City College of New York's Great Hall, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan.              


5:30 P.M. Thursday, March 29, 2018


Jay Mwamba, CCNY Communications, 212.650.7580,

Ashley Arocho, CCNY Communications, 212.650.6460,

Susan Konig, CCNY Communications, 914.525.1867,

In a transformative moment for the nation’s first tuition free public college, scholar-activist Vincent Boudreau is to be sworn in as 13th President of The City College of New York in an investiture ceremony starting 5:30 p.m. on March 29 in CCNY’s Great Hall. He is the second faculty member there to rise to the position of CCNY president in the institution’s 171-year history. Fredrick Bertrand Robinson, CCNY’s 5th president (1927-1939), was the first.

 A professor of political science at CCNY who’s also on the faculty at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Boudreau was appointed president by the City University of New York Board of Trustees on December 4, 2017. He previously served as interim president for one year.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 among public colleges with the greatest success in ensuring the social mobility of our student body; at the same time the Center for world University Rankings places it in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.