CUNY announces Claudia Schrader as new president of Kingsborough College
The City University of New York (CUNY) interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz announced on Wednesday that Claudia V. Schrader will take over as president of Kingsborough Community College starting Sept. 15.
Schrader has 17 years’ experience working at CUNY schools including Bronx Community College, where she served as provost and senior vice president for academic and student success, and Medgar Evers, where she held various positions including associate provost, assistant provost, and deputy department chair of the Education Department.
“I’m proud to recommend Claudia Schrader to the board to lead Kingsborough Community College,” Rabinowitz said in a statement. “She has a proven record as an innovative leader, particularly in areas that are vital to student success at community colleges.
“Dr. Schrader has led initiatives that have resulted in improved graduation rates and the rapid expansion of ASAP [Accelerated Study in Associate Programs], and she helped create a more positive educational experience and campus climate for the students, faculty and staff at Bronx Community College,” Rabinowitz continued.
Schrader was born and raised in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She went to Rutgers University and earned her doctor of education degree in international and transcultural studies from Columbia University. She is also a NYS Department of Education certified special education teacher.
The appointments still need to be confirmed by CUNY’s board of trustees in the fall.
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