The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy is pleased to
announce the upcoming public forum


The Community College JIGSAW: Putting the Pieces Together 
Case Study of Award-winning Kingsborough Community College


        Dr. Regina S. Peruggi
          President, Kingsborough Community College
          The City University of New York

          Respondent:
          Dr. John S. Levin
          Professor of Higher Education
          Director, California Community College Collaborative
          Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside


New York’s Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn was named one of ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Part of the City University of New York system, Kingsborough now enters the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize that will be awarded in March.

Regina S. Peruggi, President of Kingsborough Community College, will discuss the academic strategies KCC has adopted to support student achievement and her insights regarding leadership and institutional culture-building necessary to create a climate of change and challenge. 

Founded in 1963 and located in Sheepshead Bay, Kingsborough is the only comprehensive community college in Brooklyn, New York. It has earned national recognition for the large number of degrees it confers, the high percentage of graduates who complete their studies, and the innovative programs that draw thousands of nontraditional students to its campus. Offering both liberal arts and career education, the college serves nearly 70,000 credit and non-credit students each year.


Regina S. Peruggi assumed the presidency of Kingsborough Community College in 2004. Prior to her Kingsborough appointment, Dr. Peruggi served as president of the Central Park Conservancy. She had previously served as president of Marymount Manhattan College, a baccalaureate level, liberal arts institution with strong programs in the fine and performing arts. Early in her career, Dr. Peruggi served as University Associate Dean for Adult Programs and Continuing Education for the entire CUNY system.

John S. Levin is the Bank of America Professor of Education Leadership and Director, California Community College Collaborative (C4) at UCR, where his expertise is of particular value. Levin's research areas include community college governance, community college management, faculty work, higher education organization, and issues affecting nontraditional and low-income students. Levin has examined such issues both in the U.S. and in Canada.  

Event Details: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:00-6:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center 
Shorin Performance Studio 
60 Washington Square South, 802 
New York University

Review Dr. Peruggi's presentation here: Youth_Policy_Forum.Peruggi_PPT.rev1.ppt