Funding for CUNY Aims to Hire More Faculty, Boost Programs

BARUCH COLLEGE–In a significant development, the City University of New York received a significant boost in funding aimed at expanding its full-time faculty and supporting CUNY programs that work to uplift communities in need of educational assistance.

CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodriguez released a statement expressing gratitude for the local government while emphasizing the importance the funding will play in uplifting the university.

“The budget builds on CUNY’s work to provide academic and social support to our more than 226,000 degree-seeking students as well as enhance our efforts to recruit students and help them secure professional jobs upon graduation,” Rodriguez said. “We thank Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and the City Council for approving a spending plan that includes key funding for CUNY programs that lift New Yorkers and increase CUNY’s impact as an engine of social and economic equality.”

Here’s how Baruch Ticker journalist Jahlil Rush reported on the funding increase:

Funding for CUNY Aims to Hire More Faculty, Boost Programs

NYC Mayor Approves Funding for CUNY Programs