York College President Marcia V. Keizs stepped down from her post at the end of August, making her the fourth president of a CUNY college in Queens to leave her post in the past year. Keizs, who initially came to CUNY nearly 50 years ago, will return to the classroom, teaching at Bronx Community College (BCC).
“When I took the helm at York College, my vision was framed by the values and ideals that inspired and fueled efforts of our founders,” Keizs said in a statement.
DID HER BEST
Scott Sheidlower, PSC chapter chair at York said Keizs took the initiative to establish regular meetings with union members.
“She’s been receptive to working with every union on campus,” said Sheidlower. “She couldn’t do everything because of money constraints, but she did her best.”
Keizs served as president of the Jamaica, Queens, campus for 14 years. Beginning at CUNY in 1971 as an assistant professor of English at Queensborough College, Keizs has worked at five CUNY colleges and at the CUNY Central Office both as a faculty member and as an administrator.
Berenecea Johnson Eanes, who served as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, is now the college’s interim president.
Sheidlower said that he plans to sign Keizs up as a PSC member now that she has started as a BCC instructor.