Updates from the President

Message from the President: Jacksonville Shooting

LaGuardia Community, Over the weekend, Angela Michelle Carr, 52; Anolt Joseph Laguerre Jr., 19; and Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion, 29, lost their lives in Jacksonville, Fla., after a White male shot them inside a Dollar General store. Jacksonville police reported the

Congratulations LAGCC Class of 2023!

Dear LaGuardia Community, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate this year’s graduates from LaGuardia Community College. Yesterday’s Commencement was a culmination of a lot of hard work and collaboration from LaGuardia faculty and staff volunteers who created a

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates Juneteenth

LaGuardia Community, On Monday, June 19th, we will observe the annual celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It is a day of celebration, education, and contemplation about the Black/African

Message from the President: Apology

Dear LaGuardia Community, On behalf of the LaGuardia Foundation Board and staff, Jay and I want to offer our sincere apology for the misrepresentation of our students on the LaGuardia website. The inappropriate and offensive content on the Student Profiles

Helpful Tips and Reminders Offered When Filing for Taxes

Dear LaGuardia Community, When tax filing season rolls around I am always reminded about something unfortunate and frustrating – the fact that every year low-income and working-class New Yorkers fail to claim some $2 billion in federal cash assistance for

Message from the President and Provost

Dear LaGuardia faculty and staff, The Spring 23 semester is underway, and we are delighted to see the campus buzzing with energy and excitement as classes begin this week. We want to thank everyone for attending (in person or online)

Volunteers Needed for the First Week of Spring 2023 Semester

Dear LaGuardia Staff, The spring semester kicks off in just a few short weeks, and we are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to campus. To ensure a smooth start of the semester, volunteers are needed to support

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Dear LaGuardia Community, Last week’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has created a humanitarian crisis in the region; as of this morning, the death toll has reached a staggering 36,000. The initial earthquake and its aftershocks,

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dear LaGuardia community, Tomorrow, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. This day was designated by the United Nations in 2005 to remember and honor the approximately six million European Jews murdered

Closing Sessions and Holiday Gathering

Dear LaGuardia Community, The holiday season is upon us and the end of the semester is fast approaching. I know you’re all busy, but I hope you will please take a moment to mark your calendars for two events taking

LaGuardia Establishing Priority Initiatives Teams

Dear LaGuardia Faculty and Staff, I am pleased to invite you to participate in a new planning project for LaGuardia.  After the holidays we will launch the Priority Initiative Planning Teams.  Below you will see descriptions of each of these

Comptroller Panel Discussion

Dear LaGuardia Community, On Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m., I will be moderating a panel discussion with New York City Comptroller Brad Lander in room E-500. I invite all LaGuardia students, faculty, and staff to attend this discussion to learn more about

Hate Crimes

Dear College Community, I want all of you to know that we are appalled by the acts of violence against the LGBTQIA community in Colorado Springs and the threats of violence against the Jewish community here in New York City. 

Reaffirmation of Diversity Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action

LaGuardia Community, The City University of New York and LaGuardia Community College are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work and learning environment, and I write to strongly reaffirm LaGuardia’s commitment, and my own commitment, to the principles of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity. It is the policy of The City University of New York and LaGuardia Community College to recruit, employ, retain,

Thank You Veterans

Dear LaGuardia Community, Today, on November 11th, our nation celebrates Veterans Day and honors the selfless service and sacrifice of our veterans and active-duty military. We recognize members of our college community – LaGuardia students, faculty, staff, and alumni –