FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release #052-00
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
|Contact:||Sunny Mindel / Michael Anton (212) 788-2958||
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Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani announced today that Ninfa Segarra, who has served as Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services for more than six years, is leaving the Giuliani Administration to become Vice President for Inter-Campus Collaboration at the City University of New York.
"Ninfa Segarra has selflessly dedicated her career to improving the lives of her fellow New Yorkers," Mayor Giuliani said. "Because of her prior experience as an attorney, and as an advocate for the disabled and other vulnerable New Yorkers, I was proud on December 1, 1993 to make Ninfa the very first appointee to my Cabinet after being elected Mayor. And I'm pleased that, even though she's leaving the Administration, Ninfa will complete her term of service on the Board of Education, where her educational expertise, passion for reform, and commitment to raising standards are tremendous assets.
"City Hall's loss is undoubtedly CUNY's gain. CUNY is an institution in the midst of a profound transformation. Ninfa Segarra will make an outstanding addition to the exceptional team of people who are now rebuilding the nation's premier municipal higher education institution. I wish Ninfa the best of luck in her new position at CUNY, and I thank her for her years of distinguished service to our City."
"It has been a great pleasure to serve with an outstanding Mayor who has time and time again exhibited the courage and tenacity to lead our great city into an era of new found hope and prosperity," Ms. Segarra said. "I can never repay him or the people of the great city of New York for the wonderful opportunity."
The City University of New York is the nation's leading urban university, comprising 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, a graduate school, a law school, and a medical school. Nearly 200,000 degree-credit students and 155,000 adult and continuing education students are enrolled throughout the five boroughs.
The second-longest serving Deputy Mayor in the history of New York City, Ninfa Segarra is a graduate of New York University and the New York Law School. Prior to joining the Giuliani Administration, she served as the first Executive Director of the New York City Voter Assistance Commission, Senior Legal Consultant at the Hispanic Federation, Director of the Center of Latino Leadership and Organizational Excellence, and Legal Counsel for the Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities.