Next week, Kathy Hochul will make history as the first female governor of New York following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment. Dr. Terri Watson, a professor of Educational Leadership at the City College of New York (CUNY) is excited to see what she might bring to the New York higher education scene.
“She is a friend of higher education,” said Watson. “She understands real world problems coming from a working-class background.”
Watson believes that Hochul’s experience as a working student and young parent has had a positive influence on her policymaking.