Dr. Passaro with NYC Mayor de Blasio at MCNY Manhattan Campus for the Mayor’s Protecting NYC Press Conference

On behalf of the entire MCNY Community…

Congratulations Dr. Passaro on being one of Higher Education’s Power 50!

April 16, 2019 – Metropolitan College of New York’s, President, Dr. Joanne Passaro will be honored on April 17th as one of City & State’s inaugural Higher Education’s Power 50 taking place at Battery Gardens at 6:30 pm.

The list, celebrating New York’s dedicated educators, identifies the most politically powerful members of New York’s colleges, universities and other centers of learning. These leaders are being recognized for their achievements, influence in policymaking, and connections to key city and state government officials.

Much like our students and alumni, Dr. Joanne Passaro’s vision for MCNY is the cornerstone of positive change and success. Leading by example as a first-generation, non-traditional college graduate at age 30, Dr. Passaro continues to foster inspiration by creating opportunities and making an impact on the lives of each and every MCNY student.

Since her appointment as President of Metropolitan College of New York in July 2018, Dr. Passaro has been meeting with New York City and State Council Members, Borough Presidents, Assembly Members and State Senators for the advancement of Metropolitan College of New York and Higher Education as a whole.

This is Dr. Joanne Passaro’s second award this year from City & State.  In January, she was awarded City & State’s and AARP’s 50 Over Fifty Awards: The Age Disruptors.

Council Member Helen Rubenstein at MCNY Urban Dialogue (Dr. Lessie Branch, Dean Humphrey Crookendale, Helen Rubenstein, Dr. Joanne Passaro)

Dr. Passaro hosts at Bronx MCNY Campus – Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr.

About: Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen, an 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 non-profit, accredited, private college. 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 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

Contact: Tina Georgiou tgeorgiou@mcny.edu 212-343-1234 ext 2626