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S. David Wu Named First Asian American President in CUNY System :The City University of New York (CUNY) on Monday named Dr. S. David Wu the president of its Baruch College.

Wu, who will assume office on July 1, will be the first Asian American leader of a CUNY college.

He said the institution is proud of “the historical significance of his appointment.”Wu said he feels privileged to be the first Asian American college president in the CUNY system, especially because CUNY is so diverse.

The Asian American community has been relatively more successful in gaining faculty positions, but it has faced barriers in advancing administratively within academia.

As the school’s provost and executive vice president, Wu oversees an annual budget of $1.3 billion.

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