Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

CUNY-City College's Moses Resigns-Under Pressure

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

CUNY-City College's Moses Resigns-Under Pressure

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NEW YORK Dr. Yolanda T. Moses resigned as president of the City University of New York-City College just days after the trustees decided they needed another leader for the Harlem campus, according to The New York Times.

The resignation early this month followed an unpublicized decision late last month by the trustees in executive session to seek her departure, the newspaper says. That decision came after the board received what some trustees described as a critical review of her performance by a panel of outside evaluators (see Black Issues, July 7, 1999). CUNY policy calls for outside reviews of each college president every five years.

In a letter to CUNY's interim chancellor, Dr. Christoph M. Kimmich, Moses said she would step down as president effective Sept. 1 for "academic and personal reasons," adding, "I believe that a smooth transition will be in the best interests of the City College community."

Moses is an anthropologist who is also a tenured faculty member at City College. …

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