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  • President Eanes Celebrated Amongst 'Power Women of Queens'

    Congratulations to President Berenecea Johnson Eaneson her recent award at Schneps Media’s annual Power Women of Queens celebration!

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  • Reaffirmation of Commitment to Diversity/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

    The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. At York College, I fully support the policies and practices that we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It is my personal belief that CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented here.

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  • President's Welcome Back Message

    York College / CUNY President Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes Welcome Back Video Message for Fall 2021

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  • President Eanes' Message on Haiti

    As most of you may be aware by now, the country of Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude late last week, causing a death toll of reportedly more than 1400 thus far. Following the earthquake, the country has also had to endure a hurricane hitting their area. I extend sympathy to the Haitian community at York College and beyond our campus.

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  • An Update from the President: Return to Campus

    The start of the Fall 2021 semester is fast approaching, with one month to go before the first day, August 25. We know that this is a confusing and difficult time for many as we continue to receive information about the pandemic from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and CUNY. There is still time for you to do what you can to help prepare for a strong and successful fall semester. How do you do that? Here are a few suggestions

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  • Fall 2021

    In higher education, the month of May holds significant meaning: it is the last month of the Spring semester, a time of graduation for some, and a welcome vacation for others. This year the symbolism is greater: we have completed one of the most challenging academic years in recent history. I thank each and every one of you for the significant role you played throughout this journey. As the Chancellor noted in his February correspondence, we have built a strong foundation of online and hybrid teaching, thanks to our faculty; we have offered remote student and employee services, thanks to dedicated staff; and we continue to provide essential services on campus through the work of frontline employees, who have been on campus since the outbreak a year ago. Like you, we are looking forward to receiving further guidance from CUNY on reopening plans, and we are optimistic that, given current national trends, we can look forward to a greater in-person presence on campus in the coming Fall, always keeping in mind your concerns and ensuring everyone’s health and safety. As the Fall planning evolves, we will remain flexible as the city, state, and national landscapes are changing daily in response to COVID-19 victories and challenges; therefore, I will keep you informed and part of the solution as we move forward as “One York”.

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  • Commencement 2021

    In celebration of your achievement, we are planning a virtual commencement ceremony for Friday, May 28th at 12 pm. Although virtual, we will celebrate in a way that embodies the effort and sacrifices made to reach the significant milestone that commencement represents.

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  • A Message from the President

    Last week’s violence in Atlanta has once again brought national attention to the continuing attacks against Asians and Asian Americans. Harassment and violence against the Asian community in the United States occurs at an alarming rate and, if we are to be honest with ourselves as a community, has increased due to the false blame placed on China for the origin and spread of the coronavirus.

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  • Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration

    It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Bozian as Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration. He will be joining the York team in April. Mr. Bozian’s background and expertise will support the advancement of York’s mission and strategic plan during these unprecedented times.

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  • Strategic Enrollment Management Committee

    As I have stated since I arrived at York, I am committed to building the institutional culture: to one that is collaborative and transparent; where shared governance and trust are the norm; where data serves as our compass; where support for student success is paramount.

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  • President Eanes featured in Diverse Education article

    President Eanes was recently featured in Diverse Education's article.

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  • A Message from President Eanes Regarding Spring 2021

    The Spring 2021 semester begins on Friday, January 29, 2021. Whether you are faculty, staff, a continuing York student, starting your first semester of college, transferring from another school, or attending graduate school, this semester will likely be very different than what you planned and/or have experienced.

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  • President Eanes Co-authors 'The Invisible Pandemic of Grief: Finding Meaning in Our Collective Pain'

    President Berenecea Johnson Eanes and Clint-Michael Reneau publish an article to the SAGE Journals

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  • York Hires New Exec Director for Facilities Mgmt

    After an extended vacancy, York College now has an executive director in the person of Onyekachi (Kachi) Akoma, effective October 8 (2020).

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  • A Message from President Eanes on Interim Provost

    It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Derrick Brazill as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective August 17, 2020.

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