Office of the President

Office of the President

SPRING 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


January 24, 2019

“Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king…”
                                                              ---Thomas Nashe
 

David Gómez, PresidentWelcome to the spring 2019 semester! Our spirits soar as the cold and gray landscape changes to greenery and sunshine. We experience a sense of renewal – and hope. Hope is the quality that unites us: hope for a better life and a better world through education.

In 2018 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. As a student here, you are now part of that history; you reflect the aspirations of those who came before you as you make your own way through the College and into the world. I wish you all good things for your time at Hostos – and beyond.

I look forward to what 2019 will bring for students, faculty, and staff alike. Gazing back a bit, I note that a number of exciting events took place on Campus that highlight our cutting-edge computer technology and animation programs, as well as the College’s history; upcoming events stress our commitment to the social and cultural life of the South Bronx.

Last November, the College was awarded a $91,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help advance our ability to offer cyber security education to underrepresented groups in the computer science and information security fields.

Last December, Hostos showcased the work of student and other animators at the 4th Annual Hostos Community College DUM-D Student Animation Festival. The brainchild of critically acclaimed filmmaker and Hostos Animation Professor Andy London, the Festival allows animators from around the world to submit their work, including Hostos and students from other colleges and universities.

Also in December, our anniversary celebrations were brought to a joyful close with a lively parade from the A-Atrium to the C-Building led by a band of Hostos’ talented musicians and vocalists. If you attended, you know that a good time was had by all.

Looking ahead, in recognition of Dominican Heritage Month, on February 23, the Hostos Repertory Theater will host the award-winning play “Ashes of Light.” Written by the Dominican-American playwright Marco Antonio Rodríguez, it will be performed by Urban Theater Company of Chicago.

On March 29, The Hostos Center for Bronx Nonprofits will present the 2nd Annual Women's Resilience Conference. This event is aimed at sharing the important work being done by women in a variety of fields.

These and other achievements and happenings are proof positive that you are part of an engaging and vibrant community. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the campus. No matter where you are in your educational journey – whether this is your first day of class or your last semester – the faculty and staff are here to help you to do your best…and to be your best.

Sincerely,

David Gómez, President
David Gómez, Ed.D.
President