Please join us in congratulating

Humphrey Crookendale
Vice President of Academic Affairs

and all of the honorees for the Annual Caribbean Impact Awards!

The virtual event/live broadcast takes place Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 7 pm. Caribbean Life’s annual Impact Awards recognizes the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals of Caribbean background who have created the most impact in their respective career fields — from healthcare, the arts, to advocacy, education, entrepreneurship, and much more. By establishing themselves in these lanes, they’ve helped continue opening the path for incoming immigrants and inspiring generations to come.

Registration to attend the celebration is FREE and our entire MCNY Community is invited!
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About Humphrey Crookendale, J.D.

Humphrey Crookendale introducing himself

For more than 40 years, Mr. Humphrey A. Crookendale has served in a number of important academic leadership roles at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), including associate dean and acting dean of the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education (ACSHSE). In addition, he served as the dean of the college’s School of Management and its School for Public Affairs and Administration. He helped found the college’s first graduate program, in public administration. He currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, overseeing all of the college’s academic programs.

Vice President Crookendale was a key architect of the college’s Master of Science in Administration degree program, the college’s first graduate program. It was Vice President Crookendale’s vision to also develop a curriculum for a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, one of few such programs in the United States.

In addition to leading the College’s academic affairs division, Vice President Crookendale also teaches in the MPA program. His areas of interest in teaching are public policy and policy analysis.

Vice President Crookendale is very interested in how the confluence of local, state and federal politics influences the policy process and, ultimately, policy itself.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Dias, Jr. and Humphrey Crookendale speaking to an audience

Bronx Borough President Ruben Dias, Jr. and Humphrey Crookendale for Urban Dialogue 2019

He also created and leads the college’s long-running “Urban Dialogues” program, which provides a forum in which scholars, legislators, policymakers, students, and citizens can exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation.

Vice President Crookendale holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York in Political Science and Communications. He also earned a J.D. from Howard University’s School of Law.

He is on the list of specialists for the Fulbright program.

Vice President Crookendale has served on the boards of a number of prominent organizations and institutions, including ICL (Institute for Community Living) and the Jamaica YMCA. He also sat on the board of trustees of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Vice President Crookendale is a frequent guest speaker at government, church, and community events.

In addition to his teaching and administrative work at MCNY, Vice President Crookendale has taught at Pace University for the past 30 years. He teaches criminology and social policy in the Dyson School. He was recently recognized and applauded for his long and distinguished service to Pace’s community. President Koslov awarded him the university’s certificate of merit and distinction in honor of his service.

Vice President Crookendale is a long-time resident of and advocate for Brooklyn and has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for the past 35 years. He is married, with two children, Brandeis and Simeon. Brandeis is a tenured teacher for the New York City Board of Education and Simeon recently earned his master’s degree in emergency management from Pace University.