MCNY’s School for Public Affairs and Administration Hosts Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
WHAT: As part of the MCNY “Urban Dialogues” Speaker Series, on Tuesday, November 27, the School for Public Affairs and Administration will host Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). The ACS Commissioner will join MCNY’s faculty, students and the public for an important discussion of child services within the New York City landscape. Richter has been working as an advocate for New York City’s children for over two decades and was appointed Commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in September 2011. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the ACS, Richter served as a Judge in the Family Court of the State of New York in Queens. Commissioner Richter has also held positions as Family Service Coordinator for the City of New York, ACS Deputy Commissioner for Family Court Legal Services and an attorney at The Legal Aid Society. In these roles, he focused on child protection, parental rights proceeding and juvenile delinquency.
“MCNY Urban Dialogues” is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.
WHO: Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration of Child Services (ACS), Vinton Thompson, Metropolitan College of New York President, Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School for Public Affairs and Administration
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
WHERE: Metropolitan College of New York, 431 Canal Street, Conference Center, New York, NY 10013
For free registration, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fw7m85dab&oeidk=a07e6jujp5k9eb1a452
About Commissioner Ronald E. Richter
Ronald E. Richter was appointed Commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in September 2011. Commissioner Richter has worked for two decades on behalf of New York City’s children involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he served as a Judge in the Family Court of the State of New York in Queens, to which he was appointed in January 2009. Prior to that, he served as Family Services Coordinator for the City of New York, ensuring that the City’s human service agencies were managed efficiently and effectively, and provided oversight to the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Child Welfare and Safety. Commissioner Richter was the ACS Deputy Commissioner for Family Court Legal Services from 2005 to 2007, where he was responsible for representing the Commissioner in all matters before the City’s five family courts. For fourteen years, Commissioner Richter was an attorney at The Legal Aid Society representing children in juvenile delinquency, child protection and parental rights proceedings.
Commissioner Richter earned his B.A. from Tufts University, his M.S. from Boston University College of Communications and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He lives in Long Island City, Queens, with his spouse, Franklin, and their daughter, Maya.
About Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. Find out what makes MCNY different? MCNY is conveniently located where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.
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