President Miles Named to Task Force on Reopening the NYS Economy
May 4, 2020
BELINDA MILES, PRESIDENT OF WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NAMED TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S TASK FORCE ON REOPENING THE NYS ECONOMY
Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Dr. Belinda Miles, President of Westchester Community College, to his newly-formed NY Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board.
The advisory board, chaired by Former Secretaries to the Governor Steve Cohen and Bill Mulrow, will help formulate and guide the state’s re-opening strategy. According to Governor Cuomo, the board will be “made up of business, academic, community and civic leaders from across the state to help guide this process and ensure businesses are following the necessary guidelines to preserve public health as we work towards a new normal.”
“I am honored to join this advisory board in its efforts to develop an evidence-based approach to re-opening New York State,” said Dr. Miles. “Located in the epicenter of the pandemic in our State, our institution, employees, and students were among the first to rapidly adapt to this health and economic crisis. I look forward to bringing our experiences and perspective to the work of safely re-engaging college students on our campuses and all New Yorkers to businesses and community life.”
A complete list of the members of the advisory board is available here.
Westchester Community College is the largest higher education institution in the county, serving over 24,000 full-time, part-time Workforce Development and continuing education students. Students pursue over 60 degree and certificate programs on a beautiful 218-acre campus, at 7 conveniently located extension centers, and online. Westchester Community College reflects the rich diversity of its region, and was the first SUNY campus to be designated an Hispanic Serving Institution.