Dolores M. Fernández
Dolores M. Fernández is the former President of Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY). She is a nationally-recognized professional in bilingual education, teacher training and curriculum development. Dr. Fernandez co-chaired the New York State Task Force for Low Performing Schools which published the document titled “Perform or Perish,” and which had a significant impact on school reform in the City and State. She serves on several Statewide advisory councils including: the New York State Education Department’s Regents’ Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap, and the Regents’ Advisory Council on Equity and Access to Higher Education, which she chairs.
Dr. Fernandez graduated cum laude from Nassau Community College, earned a B.S. in Education from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury, and received a Master’s in Education, as well as a professional Diploma in Educational Administration, from Long Island University (LIU) – C.W. Post College. She then earned her Professional Diploma in Reading and her Ph.D., in Language and Cognition from Hofstra University. Among her academic honors have been Title VII Fellowships for both her Master’s and Ph.D. studies. In addition to teaching at Hunter College, Dr. Fernandez also taught in the Curriculum and Teaching Departments of LIU-C.W. Post and SUNY at Old Westbury.