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New top lawyer at CUNY

CUNY announced on June 5 that Loretta Martinez, who has previously held legal positions in the Colorado State University system and at Harvard University, would become CUNY’s next general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs. A CUNY statement said that “she was instrumental in creating public-private partnerships across a variety of industry sectors for improved experiential learning and she cofounded a coalition of Latino educators focused on improving recruitment, retention and graduation rates for Latino students,” and that “these objectives are also important elements of CUNY’s new strategic framework.”


She replaces Frederick Schaffer, who announced his retirement soon after his conduct was criticized in a New York State Inspector General report released in November documenting abuse of college and foundation funds within the university system.

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