Brooklyn College’s newest president got a warm welcome on Tuesday, September 13, as CUNY Chancellor James Milliken organized a reception to welcome the school’s new head, Michelle Anderson, to the college.
The invitation-only event was held at New Ingersoll Hall and was attended by members of the college administration, the trustees of the board of the Brooklyn College Foundation, presidents of other CUNY colleges and local elected officials. Both the chancellor and Borough President Eric Adams spoke at the event.
“Brooklyn College helps generations of students discover themselves through serious academic engagement in an environment that nurtures debate and prepares students for success and the power to shape their own uniquely American experience,” said Anderson during the evening.
The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York appointed Anderson as the 10th president of Brooklyn College this past May. The appointment was effective as of August 1. Before becoming Brooklyn College’s new prez, she was dean and professor of law at the CUNY School of Law.
“Anderson brings to Brooklyn College a record of extraordinary academic leadership and success, a strong commitment to students, an exemplary record of public service and a deep belief in Brooklyn College’s mission of academic excellence and opportunity,” said Board of Trustees Chairperson Benno Schmidt and Milliken in a joint statement when announcing her as president. “She will build upon an exemplary foundation of student and faculty achievement nurtured and enhanced by President Karen Gould at an institution so vital to our state, city and nation.”