Speaker Heastie Statement on the Appointment of Félix V. Matos Rodríguez as Chancellor of the City University of New York

As a City University of New York (CUNY) graduate, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the newest CUNY Chancellor, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez – the first Latino to lead this great institution.

Félix’s accomplishments as director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, president of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College in the Bronx, and in his current role at Queens College are proof of his commitment to ensuring a quality education for the students of New York. I look forward to seeing him put his long history of leadership in higher education to work as chancellor of the CUNY system.