Katz’s Office Allocates $5M for CUNY in Queens

Katz’s Office Allocates $5M for CUNY in Queens

PHOTO:  Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s office has allocated $5 million for the borough’s CUNY institutions. 

The educational experiences of students at five City University of New York institutions in Queens will be enhanced thanks to $5 million in discretionary capital funds allocated through the office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

The money will support capital projects at Queens College in Flushing, York College in Jamaica, Queensborough Community College in Bayside, LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City and the CUNY School of Law in Long Island City.

“CUNY has a long history of providing a high-quality, competitive and remarkably affordable higher education that produces job-ready graduates with respected academic credentials,” Katz said.  “We are particularly proud of the five CUNY schools located in Queens. This $5 million allocation will help guarantee that the physical infrastructure of these five institutions remains top-of-the-line and fully able to support a first-class experience for CUNY’s hard-working students.”

This year’s allocation comes on top of $1.3 million that Katz’s office was able to secure last year for CUNY capital projects. The 2014 allocation, according to the borough president’s office, included $750,000 for the LaGuardia Community College business and entrepreneurial training center and $550,000 for the creation of a modern kitchen and dining hall at Queensborough Community College.

By Forum Staff


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