Queens College president resigns after 12 years on job

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Queens College President James Muyskens will be stepping down from his position at the end of this year.

Muyskens spent nearly 12 years as president of the four-year college, which is part of the City University of New York system.

During his tenure, the 20,000-student school was ranked second out of 378 schools in the “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” category of Princeton Review’s “Best 378 Colleges” book. The category is described as reflecting the amount of class and cultural diversity at the school.

“President Muyskens has led Queens College with grace and skill throughout his 12-year tenure. He has been a leader of the first rank, an inspirational guide for the college and its students. Queens College and the City University of New York are much in his debt,” interim CUNY Chancellor William Kelly said in a statement.

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