1990 Undergraduate Status for MEC. A position paper

During the 1975-1976 economic and political crisis in CUNY, MEC lost its senior college status and became a community college with six baccalaureate programs. The students and the community felt betrayed by President Trent who had accepted community college status, which meant inadequate funding, a lack of technology, and fewer faculty hires. The renewal of senior college status was one of the main demands submitted to the Board of Trustees during the 1982 unrest. After years of unswerving struggle, finally, in July 1994 Medgar Evers College once again became a senior college within CUNY.


Location: MEC History case