Message From the President

Dr. Joanne Passaro, President

Welcome to Metropolitan College of New York!

I am honored and inspired to be part of the MCNY community — a welcoming, caring community of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

At the time of its founding, Audrey Cohen described the college as a “precedent-ignoring, innovating, peoples’ college.”  More than 50 years later, we aspire to maintain that same spirit of energized, focused innovation in service of the needs of our students and communities.

MCNY’s mission is its students.  Our unique educational model, Purpose-Centered Education, prepares graduates for lifelong success in achieving their individual goals while also empowering them to be agents of positive change in their workplaces and communities.

MCNY’s mission is more important today than ever. If you are a prospective student, please explore our website and visit our campuses in Manhattan or the Bronx.  You will find a faculty and staff that is focused on you and dedicated to helping you realize your dreams.

On behalf of the MCNY Community, I welcome you and look forward to greeting you in person soon.


Joanne Passaro

President, Metropolitan College of New York