Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson will serve as an education expert on Brooklyn Borough President-Elect Antonio Reynoso’s Transition Committee. Reynoso will be sworn in on January 1, 2022.

“I thank President-Elect Reynoso for including Brooklyn College in this important committee,” Anderson said. “Education is critical to the future of Brooklyn, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with many other community leaders in this role.”

“I’m proud to bring together this experienced group of leaders from all walks of life to ensure that we’re ready on day one to implement our vision of a Brooklyn that works for all of us,” said Reynoso. “Our transition committee represents so much of the diversity and talent of our borough, with leaders from labor unions, cultural institutions, and community organizations, and everyday Brooklynites. I look forward to working with them over the coming weeks to prepare for a smooth transition, get input from our communities, and recruit the best and brightest for our team at Borough Hall. With their help, I’ll be ready to hit the ground running in January to move Brooklyn forward.”

Anderson, who was named the 10th president of Brooklyn College in 2016, has led the college through a time of excellent recognition, including being ranked in U.S. News & World Report as the #1 “Most Ethnically Diverse College” from 2019 to 2022, among many other distinctions for academic excellence and value.

Anderson also has been instrumental in developing a new Strategic Plan for college, opening the Brooklyn College Cancer Center, obtaining accreditation for the Murray Koppelman School of Business, launching the We Stand Against Hate initiative, and opening the state-of-the-art Tow Center for the Performing Arts. She has also enhanced faculty research grant funding as well as external private support for the college.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Anderson has worked to keep the college community safe and ensure that students have what they need to succeed during this challenging time.

Reynoso serves as a member of the New York City Council for the 34th District, which includes portions of Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn.