York College Alum Now President of BCC
Dr. Carole Berotte Joseph, a member of the York College Class of 1971, launched academic year 2010-2011 as president of Bronx Community College (BCC) following her appointment by the CUNY Board of Trustees earlier this year.
Dr. Berotte Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minors in French and Education at York. She succeeds Dr. Carolyn Williams as president of BCC. Dr. Berotte Joseph, a native of Port au Prince, Haiti, also holds a master’s in Education from Fordham University and a doctorate in Sociolinguistics and Bilingual Education from New York University
She has served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hostos Community College/CUNY; Dean of Academic Affairs at Dutchess Community College/SUNY; taught at Bank Street College, Graduate School of Education; and served as president of Massbay Community College, in Massachusetts.
In its nearly 45-year history, York has seen many of its graduates serve in administrative and faculty positions within higher education across the nation; however this is the first time a member of its alumni community has been appointed president of a CUNY College.
“We congratulate Dr. Berotte Joseph on her appointment,” said Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York. “We are delighted to welcome her as president of an outstanding college.”