City University of New York President Felix Matos Rodriguez, President Eanes and officials unveiled the capital project in York — York College/CUNY

2021-12-08 05:49:41 By : Ms. Elva Lin

For campus visit procedures, please visit Coronavirus Update for more information

Nearly $30 million in state and city funding was used for these much-needed facilities, including two lecture halls, two new laboratories, elevators and escalators 

York College announced seven capital projects that represent a public investment of $29.2 million to improve classrooms and facilities to benefit students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Although after years of gestation, the projects completed during the pandemic received more than $20 million in support from the State of New York, with the rest coming from past and present New York citizens’ election officials. 

"Investing in CUNY means investing in our future and creating more pathways to success for New Yorkers," said Governor Kathy Hochul. "These key projects will strengthen the York College campus and help students achieve their goals." 

 The seven completed capital projects of the Queens District campus in Jamaica include two new laboratories, one for biology and one for chemistry; two updated lecture halls; and the updated faculty restaurant will double as a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art The multi-media gathering space is available for local communities and upgrade elevators and escalators throughout the campus. 

The President of the City University of New York, Felix said: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, York College has completed these seven capital projects. This demonstrates the determination of the City University of New York. No matter what obstacles are on our way forward, we must look at it. To the long-term goal until the end." V. Matos Rodríguez, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the project at York College last Friday. "These projects also show that the public investment in CUNY that benefits our students and mission is an investment that will bring dividends to our cities, states, and countries in the coming years. I want to thank Governor Kathy Hochul and many other help to make this The elected officials who become possible one day, and the leadership of President Eanes." 

 Of the total funding of US$29.2, US$21.2 million was provided by the State of New York in the critical maintenance program, and US$8 million was provided by elected officials, including City Councillor I. Daneek Miller (District 27); Queens District Attorney Merlin Melinda Katz supported these projects during her tenure as the mayor of Queens; former councillor and current state senator Leroy Comrie; and various members of the city council’s Queens delegation in the past and present.   

"I am happy with the results of these projects," said President Berencea Johnson Eanes. "York College opened a permanent campus in 1986. After three and a half years of continuous use, many functions urgently need to be replaced, upgraded or rewired. I thank our leaders in elected office, including those no longer in those offices, for their support in allocating I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Matos Rodríguez for his leadership in this and other areas. Without the support of the City University of New York and the President, all this would be impossible ." 

Do you have any stories or achievements you want to share? It's not too late to share your story, you never know who you will inspire! Share with us today!

I never went to college

I study in other colleges and universities

I graduated from a college

I am not a U.S. resident/citizen

I serve in the U.S. Army

Meet the York College Admissions Team

Take a virtual tour of our campus

I need help paying for college

Consumer Information Contact York Diversity and Compliance Employment Public Safety

York College/CUNY 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, New York 11451 Tel: 718-262-2000