John EdwardsThe POWER of EDUCATION!

Congratulations to John Edwards, Executive Director of Metropolitan College of New York’s (MCNY) Bronx Campus and College-Wide Career Development and School for Public Affairs and Administration MPA alumnus! We are excited to announce that Mr. Edwards has been selected by City and State as one of the 2019 Bronx Power 100.

“The work I do day-to-day to help transform lives is my true reward. Being selected for City & State’s Bronx Power 100 Award is the icing on the cake.  I am truly honored and humbled,” said John Edwards.

City & State’s must-read list of the most powerful people in New York City has been a long-standing institution. This September, for the first time ever, the Power 100 List goes to the Bronx! The September 16th issue will debut at a special reception at Wave Hill Public Gardens in the Bronx during a gathering of top brass from government, advocacy, academia, media, business and beyond.

John Edwards speaking at podium

“As a graduate student in MCNY’s School for Public Affairs and Administration, John Edwards met the highest expectations set by the members of the faculty and myself.  I am not at all surprised that John should be named to this group of highly influential members of the Bronx community. His exemplary professionalism and expertise are reflected in the fact that he manages both the college’s Bronx campus and its office of career services. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition,” said Humphrey Crookendale, Interim Chief Academic Officer & Dean, School for Public Affairs and Administration.        

We invite the MCNY Community to join us in congratulating John Edwards and his fellow honorees, the Bronx’s most extraordinary leaders, and wishing everyone continued success.

John Edwards in his Bronx Campus OfficeJohn Edwards Bio:
For more than 20-years, John has commanded large-scale complex programs and workforce development initiatives. He began his tenure at MCNY in 2009 and left in 2015 to accept the role of Executive Director, Workforce Development at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 2017, he returned to MCNY where he oversaw the Office of Career Development and earlier this year, was chosen to lead the MCNY Bronx campus. John has an extensive entrepreneurial background and is the co-founder of IManage Development, a Learning, and Development consulting company.  John is Panamanian by birth and a New Yorker by spirit. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Pace University and a Master in Public Affairs and Administration from MCNY. He is the father of three amazing teenage boys.

About MCNY:
For over 50 years, Metropolitan College of New York (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.