Two African Americans Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

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The board of trustees of the City University of New York voted to appoint two African Americans to lead colleges in the university system. Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College of the City University of New York. She has been serving as interim president since last fall. York College, located in Jamaica, Queens, enrolls nearly 8,500 undergraduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 38 percent of the student body. Before being named interim president, Dr. Eanes served as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She had been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for seven years. Earlier, Dr. Eanes was vice president of student affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Dr. Eanes is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a master’s degree at Boston University and a Ph.D. in social work at Clark Atlanta University. Anthony E. Munroe will serve as president of Borough of Manhattan Community College, effective October 1. Since 2017, Dr. Munroe has been president of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey....

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