Welcome. Itís been fifteen years and a day since our city ó the city that my family and I now proudly call home - awoke to what pilots call a ďsevere clear skyĒ; a sky so blue, so clear that no one could have been faulted for starting off their day with boundless optimism. Itís been fifteen years and a day since our city ó just as it was coming alive - saw its severe clear sky and its optimistic outlook turn gray by boundless expansion of the sorrowful smoke emerging from its pierced towers.
Itís been fifteen years and a day since our cityó just as it was recovering from the shock of attack - instinctively realized - that the world it had known at the start of the 21st century had forever been transformed. View Remarks
President Cruz's Speech at the Prestigious Awards Event | September 9, 2016
Itís a privilege to be here today with such distinguished and accomplished students and alumni; you make all of us in the Lehman College community proud. And itís an honor to welcome todayís prestigious Guest Speakers, including our Keynote Speaker, Tony Claudino, the Director of Student Outreach for Fulbright Programs.
The company that our Lehman students, past and present, keep is impressive: The Mountbatten Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the National Science FoundationÖ View Remarks
President Cruz's Speech at the Chancellor’s Reception | September 8, 2016
Thank you, Chancellor Milliken -- for your kind words and for placing your confidence in my ability to lead this noble institution. Thanks also to all of you for the commitment to Lehman College that your presence here today represents.
Itís a privilege to be among so many esteemed members of our Lehman College community; members of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York; colleagues from CUNY central; fellow presidents and deans from across the City University; holders of borough, city, and state elected offices; and Lehman friends from the public and private sector. View Remarks