Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30pm at LaGuardia Community College

(March 13, 2023 at 11am)

QUEENS, NY – In the ever-competitive world of higher education, it is imperative that Queens’ colleges and universities remain the top-flight institutions that they are. In an effort to ensure that students in The World’s Borough continue to receive the highest quality education possible, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a press conference tomorrow, March 14, in Long Island City to announce $5.5 million in funding across Queens’ CUNY colleges.

The 12:30pm press conference will be held in Room E-361 at LaGuardia Community College, which can be accessed via the school’s secondary entrance at 45-50 Van Dam Street. Joining Borough President Richards to discuss the $5.5 million will be leaders from the four institutions receiving funding in Fiscal Year 2023 — LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community College and York College.

“If we can’t offer our young people an unrivaled education right here in Queens, then we cannot continue to succeed as a borough. Investing in our colleges is a direct investment in not only the leaders of tomorrow, but the well-being of their families, our economy and our communities,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “It’s an honor to support some of our city’s greatest universities to the tune of $5.5 million this fiscal year, and I look forward to the work ahead of us to ensure Queens remains a hub of higher education.”

The projects funded by this year’s allocation include building renovations, accessibility upgrades and more. Combined with his Fiscal Year 2022 budget victories, Borough President Richards has allocated $10 million to Queens’ CUNY schools since taking office.

Members of the media who would like to attend the March 14 press conference are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected] or via phone at 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         QBP Richards to Host Press Conference to Announce $5.5 Million for Queens’ CUNY colleges

WHEN:         Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 12:30pm

WHERE:       LaGuardia Community College, Room E-361, 45-50 Van Dam Street in Long Island City

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                     Leadership from LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community College and York College

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