CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Welcomes Hunter College’s New Interim President

Greggory W. Morris
3 min readJun 11, 2023
Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita of Macaulay Honors College, the new interim president of Hunter College. “Kirschner brings more than two decades of experience in higher education, including 15 years in senior administrative and academic roles at CUNY.”

More Background Information from the Chancellor (Edited for Style, Context, Fact Checking and Clarifications Where Needed)

She will begin July 1, pending confirmation by the University’s Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Kirschner is dean emerita of the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and has more than two decades of experience in higher education, including 15 years in senior administrative and academic roles at the University. She is a highly respected administrator and educator who has a rich understanding of CUNY’s mission and returns to the University from Arizona State University, where she is a professor of practice and is a special adviser to the president.”

“As Macaulay’s dean for a decade, Dr. Kirschner led the execution of a strategic plan that led to the college today being recognized as one of the nation’s best public honors colleges, graduating talented students who are awarded myriad prestigious fellowships. She then served on the Chancellor’s cabinet as a strategic adviser, where she expanded public-private partnerships across CUNY, and as a University professor with the CUNY Graduate Center, developing and teaching interdisciplinary graduate courses on the future of higher education and the future of work.”

“After graduating from New York City public schools, Dr. Kirschner earned degrees from the University at Buffalo and the University of Virginia, and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University where she was named Whiting Fellow in the Humanities. She also serves on numerous nonprofit boards and held a four-year term as an elected Princeton trustee.”

“We extend our thanks to President Jennifer J. Raab, who is stepping down at the end of the month after 22 years.” {She had no choice and little say in her being shown the door and those “22 years” cited by the Chancellor were pockmarked with reprimands (some public, some not)

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Greggory W. Morris

Award Winning Assistant J-Professor, Hunter College/CUNY. Author, Writer. Blogs at blog.hunterword.com. Using Medium.com to test-drive writing projects.