NBCUniversal Telemundo Chairman Cesar Conde joins Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, to its Board of Visitors. He joins 25 other distinguished Board Members.

“I have known Cesar Conde for over 15 years and he will be a wonderful addition to our board,” said General Colin L. Powell, a 1958 CCNY alumnus and Chair of the Colin Powell School Board of the Visitors. “Since serving as a White House Fellow at the State Department during my tenure there, I have watched and admired Cesar's rapid ascent into the upper echelons of leadership at NBCUniversal.”

“The Colin Powell School’s central purpose is to prepare the nation’s most diverse student body to become tomorrow’s global leaders. Cesar Conde is committed to our fundamental mission and is a role model for our students,” said Andrew Rich, the Colin Powell School’s Dean. “We welcome his support and leadership, alongside his mentorship of our students, as a member of the Board of Visitors.”

The Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors helps to support the School’s strategic direction and philanthropic initiatives.

Established in April 2013, the Colin Powell School is home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. With 4,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School mission is to transform the nation’s most diverse student body into tomorrow’s global leaders. Half of our students are immigrants; most come from lower income backgrounds. More than seventy percent are first-generation college students, and eighty percent are people of color. The Colin Powell School and City College remain among the most effective engines of economic and social mobility in the United States. The School is led by a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations. Read more about the Colin Powell School.

About Cesar Conde
As Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, he oversees the leading media properties that serve Hispanics globally.
In his role as Chairman of NBCUniversal International, Conde heads the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside North America.

Conde has been credited with building NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises into a world-class media company that produces and distributes high-quality Spanish-language content across a range of broadcast, cable, and digital properties. These include: the Telemundo flagship TV network, 30 local stations, Universo Cable Network, Telemundo Digital Enterprises, Telemundo Global Studios, Telemundo Deportes, Noticias Telemundo, Telemundo Films and other video content and distribution properties.

Prior to launching his media career with Univision, Conde served as a White House Fellow for U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003.  

He serves on the board of directors of PepsiCo and Walmart, and is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media.  In addition, Conde is a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and he sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Go here to read Conde’s full profile.

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. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY 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.


Jay Mwamba p: 212.650.7580 e:jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu View CCNY Media Kit.