Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

The board of trustees of the City University of New York voted to appoint two women to lead colleges in the university system.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College of the City University of New York. She has been serving as interim president since last fall.

York College, located in Jamaica, Queens, enrolls nearly 8,500 undergraduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 64 percent of the student body.

Before being named interim president, Dr. Eanes served as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She had been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for seven years. Earlier, Dr. Eanes was vice president of student affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Dr. Eanes is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a master’s degree at Boston University and a Ph.D. in social work at Clark Atlanta University.

Christine Mangino was named president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York. Dr. Mangino has been on the staff at Hostos Community College in The Bronx for 16 years, the last five as provost. Dr. Mangino began her tenure at Hostos as an assistant professor for early childhood education in 2004.

Queensborough Community College enrolls more than 15,000 students, according to U.S. Department of Education statistics. Women make up 53 percent of the student body.

Dr. Mangino is a first-generation college student and developed her interest in championing the mission and success of community colleges from her experience as a student at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. Dr. Mangino earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, She holds a doctoral degree in instructional leadership from St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

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