York College Alum Appointed President of CUNY College

The CUNY Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Carole Berotte Joseph, a member of the York College Class of 1971, as president of Bronx Community College (BCC) effective July 18, 2011.

Dr. Berotte Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minors in French and Education at York. She will succeed 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 own alumni community has been appointed president of a CUNY College.

“We congratulate Dr. Berotte Joseph on her appointment to succeed Dr. Williams who has led BCC with distinction for the past 15 years,” said Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York. “We are delighted to welcome her as president of an outstanding college.

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