Two African Americans Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

The board of trustees of the City University of New York voted to appoint two African Americans to lead colleges in the university system.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College of the City University of New York. She has been serving as interim president since last fall.

York College, located in Jamaica, Queens, enrolls nearly 8,500 undergraduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 38 percent of the student body.

Before being named interim president, Dr. Eanes served as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She had been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for seven years. Earlier, Dr. Eanes was vice president of student affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Dr. Eanes is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a master’s degree at Boston University and a Ph.D. in social work at Clark Atlanta University.

Anthony E. Munroe will serve as president of Borough of Manhattan Community College, effective October 1. Since 2017, Dr. Munroe has been president of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. He was previously president of Malcolm X College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago system.

Borough of Manhattan Community College is the largest in the CUNY system with more than 25,000 students, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education statistics. African Americans make up 27 percent of the student body.

Dr. Munroe is a graduate of Regents College of New York. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Munroe earned a master of public health degree and a doctorate in health education from Columbia University in New York City

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