Esdras Tuller

Esdras Tulier

Deputy To The Vice Chancellor For Human Resources Management

Esdras Tulier returned to CUNY’S Central Office in Fall 2014 after serving in key leadership positions on two University campuses for 15 years. He was Assistant Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel from 1990 to 1999 before heading first to Lehman College, where he was Special Counsel to the President. There, he advised President Ricardo Fernández and advocated for the college on a wide range of legal, labor relations, governance and institutional matters.

In 2012, Mr. Tulier moved to the New York City College of Technology (City Tech), where he joined President Russ Hotzler’s staff as Executive Director of Instructional Staff Relations and Labor Designee. Over the past two years, he helped reimagine and restructure City Tech’s Offices of Instructional Staff Relations and Human Resources to bridge a historical division of labor and emphasis; the result is the more unified and service-oriented Office of Faculty and Staff Relations, which features an integrated online presence and expanded collaborative projects. At City Tech, he also oversaw college governance processes and labor relations, guided new initiatives in onboarding and training for departmental administrators, and expanded utilization of CUNYfirst Manager Self-Service in faculty and staff recruitment.

Before joining CUNY, Mr. Tulier served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County and worked at the Board of Education, the Office of the Mayor, and the New York Stock Exchange. He holds degrees from Brooklyn College and Rutgers University School of Law.