Manhattan Campus Will Transform College and Local Communities
New York, N.Y. (June 8, 2016) – Today, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) officially opened its new Manhattan campus. The new campus, located in Manhattan’s Financial District, marks a stunning transformation for the college with an enhanced public presence, improved facilities for students and staff, and enormously strengthened possibilities for community outreach.
“Our new Manhattan campus represents a major community investment which will strengthen the long-term institutional and financial stability of the College and support cultural outreach and engagement with local businesses and community groups,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson.
MCNY purchased a commercial condominium at 40 Rector Street in Manhattan with 110,000 square feet of space and a prominent, dedicated entrance at 60 West Street, three blocks south of the World Trade Center. The campus is located in the midst of a large concentration of mass transit lines in the city and gives students nearly twice as many transportation options as they had at the previous location.
The new campus offers MCNY expanded capacity to accommodate additional students and enables current students to take advantage of up-to-date technology and spaces specifically configured to serve changing college needs. A grand feature of the new space is The Learning Commons that unites the Library with Academic Support. This centerpiece of the 7th floor features expanded computer resources and workstations, a lounge area for collaboration, and the college’s tutoring, mentoring and other academic support programs.
To facilitate collaboration with the wide range of nearby non-profit organizations, state and local government offices and businesses, the new campus features a publicly accessible first-floor multipurpose space that allows the college to offer expanded service programs, including symposiums, workshops, and community gatherings.
“The opening of our new Manhattan campus positions MCNY favorably in a highly competitive market, and ushers in a new era of community engagement and opportunities for our students,” Thompson added.
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). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with 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. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.