New York Higher Education Experts Are Hopeful that New Governor Kathy Hochul will Continue the State’s Efforts on Making Colleges More Affordable

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. 

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