The Birth of York College: Higher Education and Politics at the State and Local Level
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
York College is very much a child of the 1960s, when the City University founded it and designated Jamaica to be its home. During the next decade, as the young college rented facilities with few students in a multi-ethnic setting, York struggled to demonstrate its academic viability and survive. Combining steadfast leadership with strong support from political, business and residential sources, and fighting the effects of a devastating fiscal crisis, York eventually won the day and moved onto a new, permanent campus.