Daisy Cocco De Filippis

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Interim President of Hostos Community College, was recognized recently by “City & State New York” as one of the Bronx Power 50, a list of the 50 most influential appointees, advocates, community leaders, and other figures who are moving the Bronx forward.
De Filippis was cited by the online publication for serving at Hostos “during a trying time, with the coronavirus pandemic hammering New York City and uncertainty as to how higher education will adapt. Yet as interim president, De Filippis has doubled down on the college’s historic role as a steppingstone for its students, many of them Latino.” 
Others on the list of honorees include Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging; Andrew Pallotta, President, New York State United Teachers; Hawk and Chivona Newsome, co-founders, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York; and Sandra Lobo, Executive Director, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition.
Congratulations, Interim President De Filippis!