Sign Petition in Support of Dean Feniosky Pena-Mora and in Opposition to Columbia University
Columbia University: Stop any current effort to remove Dean Feniosky Pena Mora
Washington, DC (Saturday, June 2, 2012).–The Dominican American National Roundtable, its National Council (NDAC), community members and students held an emergency meeting in New York City last night to address Columbia University’s efforts to oust Dr. Feniosky Pena Mora, who was appointed Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2009.
The meeting took place at 6:30pm at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, located at 3940 Broadway at 165th Street.
Attendees included New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Nestor Montilla, Chairman of the National Dominican American Council, community activist Radhames Perez, Dr. Ramora Hernandez, Executive Director of the Dominican Studies Institute at City College of The City University of New York, college students, and dozens of community residents.
All expressed their unified position to stand together in support of Dean Feniosky Pena Mora and in strong opposition to the current effort to remove him from his position as Dean at Columbia University.
Since assuming the position of Dean in 2009, Feniosky Pena-Mora has demonstrated his talents as a Latino leader fully capable of leading the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Among his accomplishments:
1.Improved its National ranking from 21 in 2009 to 15 in 2012.
2.Diversified both the faculty and student body by adding more Women and minorities to the school.
3.Attracted and brought on board new faculty with a high standard of excellence.
4.Increased the support for the Columbia Engineering endowment.
Dean Feniosky Pena Mora has shown his commitment to improve the school and is an example for the students and the Latino and immigrant communities in the U.S.
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Following some photos photographer Eduardo Hoepelman took of those who attended the meeting last night: