City College of New York to Rename School to Honor Colin Powell

ColinThe City College of New York has announced that it is renaming its Division of Social Sciences in honor of Colin W. Powell. General Powell, a 1958 graduate of City College, is the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the first African American to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.

The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership will include several academic departments including anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. In addition, academic programs in Black studies, women’s studies, Latin American and Latino studies, and international relations will be included in the Powell School.

Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, stated, “General Powell epitomizes the CUNY success story. Since he left the military and his role as Secretary of State, he has given unstintingly to City College students through his public policy center. With this new recognition, we hope that the same principles that inspired General Powell – the principles that he has personally sought to instill in the students he has worked with at the center – will inspire generations of students to come.”

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