The Office of the Secretary
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
I am pleased to have the opportunity to send greetings to the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) as you meet for your annual Staten Island Borough Hearing.
The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a fine institution of higher learning that continues to provide city residents with an affordable and quality education, preparing them to be the future leaders of our city and borough in a variety of fields. I am grateful for the staff and leadership of the college for the work they do on a daily basis educating these future leaders.
I also greatly appreciate the fact that CSI is a strong and vibrant community partner. As an elected official, I am always seeking out partners who are ready, willing, and able to help me solve problems. Each and every time I ask Dr. Fritz or his staff for help, they respond without hesitation.
I thank the Board of Trustees for your work, and ask you to continue focusing your sole attention on providing CUNY students with the tools they need to reach their potential.
James S. Oddo
Staten Island Borough President