“As role models at Hostos and future leaders in the global community, we hope to inspire others to follow in our footsteps.”

Greetings from the Director

Robert Cohen

Dear Students:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Eugenio María de Hostos Community College and to congratulate you on your membership in the Hostos Success Academy. 

Your decision to embark upon your college studies will have quite an impact on your future life.  Furthermore, your membership in the Hostos Success Academy, the College’s special first-year program for incoming students, will play a significant role in helping you to fulfill your destiny.

Through the Hostos Success Academy, you will receive all the support you need to meet the demands of your college courses.  As members of this learning community, you will work with teachers, students, and staff members who will help you to prepare for the English and math qualifying exams.  With their encouragement, you will be able to move forward with confidence through the sequence of college courses required for your chosen field.  You will also have access to all kinds of guidance, mentoring, and tutoring opportunities as you continue your journey.  Inevitably, you will benefit from great academic and personal growth as a result. 

I can assure you that the Hostos Success Academy will become your immediate “family” within the greater Hostos extended family.  Ultimately, because of the support of this program, you will be able to say with pride that “SUCCESS” has become your middle name!

This Web site has been designed not only for the immediate use of members of the Hostos Success Academy but also for the benefit of all visitors to the site who want to know more about the Academy.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by writing to me at RCohen@hostos.cuny.edu or calling me at 718-518-6592.

I welcome you all!



Robert F. Cohen, Ph.D.
Director, Hostos Success Academy