WILLIAM C. THOMPSON, JR., B.A., was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 15, 2016 as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.
Mr. Thompson served two consecutive, four-year terms as Comptroller for the City of New York from 2002 until 2009. In that role, he led a team of 720 employees, managed a $66 million annual operating budget and was investment advisor to the Boards of Trustees of the five New York City Pension Funds, which served as one of the country’s largest pension funds. While serving as Comptroller, Mr. Thompson safeguarded multi-billion dollar portfolios and protected the assets and interests of millions of New Yorkers during one of the most challenging economic periods in history. Read More