President’s Welcome

//President’s Welcome
President’s Welcome2018-07-02T15:30:47+00:00

Message From the President

Dr. Joanne Passaro, President

Welcome to Metropolitan College of New York!

Like most of you, I was an adult when I embarked on completing my studies.  It wasn’t easy but it has been rewarding. As I look back at the journey that has come full circle and has brought me back to my hometown, I am honored and inspired to be part of the MCNY community — a welcoming, warm community of caring students, alumni, faculty and staff.

At the time of its founding, Audrey Cohen described the college as a “precedent-ignoring, innovating, peoples’ college” that aimed to educate students to empower themselves and improve their workplaces and communities. In the five decades that followed, this community has developed and expressed this important mission through the outstanding academic programs and the support services we offer today.  Our curriculum is focused around Purpose-Centered Education; an MCNY education helps students achieve their individual goals while also providing the experiences they need to empower their communities.

MCNY’s mission is more important today than ever.  Over the summer I’ll be meeting with groups of students, alumni, faculty and staff at the Manhattan and Bronx campuses to hear their thoughts about how MCNY can break new ground in achieving its goals– strengthening students’ success to graduation and beyond; attracting new donors and partners to support our ambitions for serving student and community needs; and extending our reach to new undergraduate and graduate populations through heightened recognition of the unique power of Purpose-Centered Education.

If you are a prospective student, I ask you to explore our website and visit one of our campuses in Manhattan or the Bronx.  Our curriculum is designed to allow students to accelerate their studies while balancing responsibilities at home and work. I promise that you will find a college that is different from most.  A college that will help you fulfill your dreams and realize your potential.

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


Joanne Passaro, Ph.D.

President, Metropolitan College of New York