The New President of CUNY’s Bronx Community College

The board of trustees of the City University of New York has appointed Carole Berotte Joseph the next president of Bronx Community College. Since 2005 she has been the president of Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Dr. Joseph is a native of Haiti but grew up in New York City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from York College, a division of the City University of New York. She holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and a doctorate in sociolinguistics and bilingual education from New York University.

Prior to assuming the presidency of MassBay Community College, Dr. Joseph was dean of academic affairs at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She also served as vice president of academic affairs at Hostos Community College, a division of CUNY.

Bronx Community College has about 10,500 students enrolled in degree programs and serves another 14,000 students in continuing education programs. About 32 percent of the degree program students are black and 58 percent are Hispanic.