Data from the American Council on Education show that 17 percent of college presidents are people of color, and 30 percent are women.
Before Matos Rodríguez’s chancellorship, no Asian American had ever been named a CUNY college president or vice chancellor.
Martin J. Burke, the chair of CUNY’s University Faculty Senate and an ex officio member of the CUNY Board of Trustees, said there’s widespread support among faculty for diversity in administrative hiring.
My colleagues at the University Faculty Senate and my colleagues across the university by and large greatly support this.”
There are currently three open searches in the system, for the presidents of Guttman Community College, Lehman College and Medgar Evers College.