SUNY Chancellor Johnson Statement Congratulating CUNY’s Next Leader Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

February 13, 2019

“Congratulations to Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on being named the City University of New York Chancellor. His deep commitment to students and higher education makes him an outstanding candidate for CUNY Chancellor. I look forward to working closely with him to build on our successes as we continue to provide students with access to a high quality, affordable education at all our campuses. Today, I join all New Yorkers in celebrating Dr. Matos Rodríguez’s well deserved appointment.”

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