The City and State Power 50 in Higher Education list is out and
MCNY‘s President, Joanne Passaro is IN!

Congratulations Dr. Passaro on being one of Higher Education’s Power 50 for the second year in a row! Your mindful leadership during these challenging times has been an inspiration to the MCNY community.

Joanne Passaro stairwell at MCNY Manhattan CampusSeptember 14, 2020 – Metropolitan College of New York celebrates our President, Dr. Joanne Passaro on her second honor from City and State as a Higher Education Power 50 awardee.

The list, celebrating New York’s dedicated educators, identifies the most powerful members of New York’s colleges, universities, and centers of learning. These leaders are being recognized for their achievements, influence in policymaking, and connections to city and state government officials that help make a difference in education across the board.

Much like our students and alumni, Dr. Joanne Passaro’s vision for MCNY is the cornerstone of positive change. 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. Passaro’s third award from City & State. In January 2019, she was awarded as one of City & State’s and AARP’s 50 Over 50: The Age Disruptors and in April 2019, the inaugural Higher Education Power 50.

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 or call 800.33.THINK.

Contact: Tina Georgiou 212-343-1234 ext 2626