William Tramontano, the interim president of Queens College, met with students on June 3rd, the first day of the summer semester.
Tramontano was appointed the position by new CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodriguez on May 1.
Over lunch, he shared his background as a faculty member at both public and private colleges. He was also a dean, vice president, provost, senior advisor and more at various CUNY colleges.
Students, meanwhile, discussed their experiences in the classroom and at the tutoring center, their desire to see more paid internship opportunities, and the needs of transfer students.
Tramontano graduated from Manhattan College and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from NYU. He is a cellular biologist by training.