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News Byte: President Foley Recognized by City & State for Presiding Over the University’s Recent Honors

March 14, 2023

City & State New York named New York Tech President Hank Foley, Ph.D., to its Higher Education Power 100 list.

According to City & State New York, “Leading a college or university is not limited to such traditional responsibilities as carrying out an educational mission, overseeing faculty and staff, balancing budgets and serving as an institution’s public face. Today, the job increasingly involves navigating political battles. In an era of rising partisanship, higher education leaders must balance free speech and academic freedom with the sensitivities of students. They must determine how best to achieve student and faculty diversity. And are they positioning their institutions as engines of economic mobility, or saddling graduates with student loan debts?”

For this year’s list, the magazine looked at academic leaders who are answering these questions. The list is not based on graduation rates, class size, or test scores. It recognizes those who are making a difference on and off campus “whether it’s spurring job growth, advocating for policy changes or advising city and state government officials.”

President Foley was recognized for presiding over many of New York Tech’s recent honors including a 12-spot jump to rank No. 22 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Regional Universities in the North and placing at No. 50 on the magazine’s list of top performers in social mobility, as well as the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s No. 1 raking in diversity for colleges of osteopathic medicine by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and the opening of interfaith centers on the New York City and Long Island campuses.