Joseph Shenker

Thomas Hunter

Joseph A. Gillet

Edward Sanford Burgess

George Samler Davis

James Michael Kieran

Eugene A. Colligan

George Nauman Shuster

Eleanor Hunsdon Grady

John Meng

Mary Latimer Gambrell

Robert D. Cross

F. Joachim Weyl

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

Joseph Shenker

Donna E. Shalala

Tilden John LeMelle

Paul LeClerc

Blanche Davis Blank

David Armand Caputo

Evangelos John Gizis

Jennifer J. Raab

Order: Acting, after President Wexler

Dates: 1979 - 1980

A “native son” – both his BA and MA were earned at Hunter College – Dr. Shenker began his professional career as a key aide to Chancellor Albert Bowker at the City University.  He later served as acting president of Kingsborough Community College and, in 1977, as chief negotiator for the University in collective bargaining with the Professional Staff Congress.  In 1970, at the age of thirty, he became the founding resident of LaGuardia Community College, which is recognized as one of the most innovative institutions in America in the field of co-operative education.  While acting president of Hunter (on leave from LaGuardia), a $100 million bond issue was sold and the long-delayed construction of Hunter’s twin towers began.