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Sunil B. Gupta Joins LaGuardia Community College as Vice President
of Adult and Continuing Education


Mr. Gupta brings 25 years of higher education experience to LaGuardia


February 9, 2021

Portrait of Sunil B. Gupta Sunil B. Gupta joins LaGuardia Community College as vice president of Adult and Continuing Education. His first day was February 8, 2021.

“I am incredibly pleased that Sunil Gupta will be leading LaGuardia’s Adult and Continuing Education—which is vitally important to the Queens community, particularly given its celebrated history of providing English language instruction, preparation for high school equivalency exams, workforce training, and business services,” said LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams. “Sunil is a visionary, innovative leader, who is sure to do great things in this new role—particularly to help Queens residents recover from the economic devastation caused by Covid.”

Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia serves thousands of individuals annually in a broad array of programs focused on adult education and career advancement, including one of the largest English as a Second Language programs in the Northeast, a comprehensive set of services for adult basic education and high school equivalency certification, small business support initiatives, and occupational training in sectors ranging from advanced industrial manufacturing to building management and sustainability, and much more.

Key programs under Mr. Gupta’s oversight include the Center for Immigrant Education and Training, the Welcome Back Center (which helps nurses trained overseas get licensed to practice in the U.S.), LaGuardia’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, the Small Business Development Center, and the NYDesigns small business incubator. He will oversee the more than $10 million that support these programs each year from foundations, government contracts, employer support, and other sources.

Mr. Gupta joins LaGuardia from Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he served as dean of the Center of Adult Continuing Education and Workforce Development. In this role, he oversaw training programs for 10,000+ adult students and managed more than $18.2 million in workforce training grants. Mr. Gupta received worthy recognition for his efforts in developing innovative career pathways in health care and in specialized information technology-based programs.

Mr. Gupta serves on the boards of the COMBASE consortium, Hispanic Educational Technology Services, New York City’s Department of Education’s Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education, and Jobs First-NYC. He is a past board president of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training, and past board member of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition.

Mr. Gupta has a B.A. from St. John’s University, an M.S. from NYU, and is currently completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at St. John’s University. He is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY.

Explore training programs and services offered through Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia .


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LaGuardia Community College , located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become.


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