Dr. Matthew Goldstein "was appointed Chancellor of the City University of New York, effective September 1, 1999. He is the first CUNY graduate to lead the nation's most prominent urban public university (City College, Class of 1963).
"Dr. Goldstein has served in senior academic and administrative positions for more than twenty years, including as President of Baruch College; President of the Research Foundation; and as Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of CUNY. Prior to being named Chancellor, he was President of Adelphi University.
"Dr. Goldstein earned his doctorate from the University of Connecticut in mathematical statistics, and a bachelor's degree in statistics and mathematics from The City College of the City University of New York...
"Currently, Dr. Goldstein is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; a Director of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.; a member of the American Council on Education's Commission on Leadership Development; and an ex-officio Trustee of the Jean Cocteau Repertory. He is a former Director of Audits and Surveys Worldwide and of Health-Chem Corporation.
"Dr. Goldstein was recently appointed to Governor George E. Pataki's Advisory Committee for the Rivers Institute, Senator Charles Schumer's Group of 35 Blue-Ribbon Task Force on NYC Commercial Space, The New York State Education Commissioner's Advisory Council on Higher Education and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Committee on Policies and Purposes. He has served as a member of the Research and Development Subcommittee for the Governor's Conference Committee on Science and Technology, and on Governor-Elect George E. Pataki's Higher Education Transition Task Force. He served on the Advisory Council on Economic Information and Research of the New York State Department of Economic Development, on the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee's Advisory Committee, on the Board of Directors and Research Policy Committee of CORETECH (the Council on Research and Technology), on the New York City Partnership's Technology Executive Council, and served as President of the New York Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
"Among his honors are the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, the Townsend Harris Medal and the Lower East Side Multicultural Festival 2001 Liberty Award for Distinguished Accomplishments in the Field of Education. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Golden Key Honor Society and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences." 
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- Matthew Goldstein, CUNY, accessed July 24, 2008.