Rudy Crew named new leader of Medgar Evers College

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Rudy Crew, the educator who ran New York City’s and then Miami’s public school systems but was forced out of both positions amid political clashes, has been named as the new president of Medgar Evers College, a predominantly black college in the City University of New York system.

CUNY’s board of trustees approved the appointment unanimously on Monday.

In a statement, Benno Schmidt, the board’s chairman, and Matthew Goldstein, CUNY’s departing chancellor, praised Dr. Crew’s “exemplary record of academic, administrative and governmental accomplishment, combined with classroom experience and a strong commitment to students.”

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