Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes
Interim President of York College, CUNY
On July 25, 2019, Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Ph.D. was named Interim President of York College, Effective September 1, 2019.
Immediately prior to her appointment, President Eanes served as Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, leading a division of 400+ employees who support the personal, social and academic development of nearly 40,000 students.
Joining Cal State Fullerton in 2012, President Eanes worked closely with the Student Affairs Leadership Team to support student engagement, retention and transition efforts. Her purview also included Associated Students, Inc., Intercollegiate Athletics, and Title IX. Beyond leadership within Student Affairs, she was a member of the Cal State Fullerton President's Cabinet and the President's Advisory Board, participating in the development of long-term, university-wide goals to increase student success and graduation rates.
A firm believer that higher education is one of the most important social justice issues of our time, President Eanes has been honored with notable national and state-wide awards. In January 2019, she was recognized nationally as the sole recipient of the NASPA Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean. The year prior, she was the lone administrator within The California State University system to receive the Wang Family Excellence Award, garnering the honor for distinguishing herself through exemplary contributions and achievements to Cal State Fullerton. An author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and books, she has written extensively on developing leaders and evoking positive, institutional change in the workplace.
President Eanes received a Ph.D. in Social work from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Dillard University in New Orleans.