The Bronx is certainly booming, and Hostos has been a key component to driving the borough forward for nearly 50 years.

To recognize this contribution, Hostos President Dr. David Gómez will be featured in City & State magazine’s upcoming special edition of “Borough Series: The Bronx,” which will acknowledge the “Top 25 Influentials” in five key sectors whose work has contributed to the borough’s success. Gómez was selected for his contributions to education, and he will join other honorees, including keynote speaker Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., at City & State’s Bronx Event on Aug. 24 at The Bronx Museum of Art. The list of honorees will be revealed in their August 21 issue.

“On behalf of the entire Hostos Community College family, I am thrilled that City & State has recognized the importance of this institution to the community it serves,” Gómez said. “For close to a half a century, Hostos has been committed to changing the lives of people in and around the Bronx for the better—the very same people who were the inspiration and catalyst for this institution. As we look toward our 50th anniversary in 2018, sharing our many successes, as well as some of our plans for the future, is something we are looking forward to. This recognition could not have come at a better time.”

Gómez is no stranger to The Bronx or Hostos. He spent more than a decade at Hostos in senior administrative positions, including Dean of the College, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of the College, and Special Assistant to the President for Management and Planning, before being named President in June of 2015.

During his tenure, Gómez helped to lead Hostos to several important milestones, including increased graduation numbers and a Top 10 finish for the million-dollar 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College excellence.

Gómez earned a B.A. in English Literature from SUNY Albany. He earned an M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Ed.D. in Higher and Adult Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.