Matthew Goldstein is the former chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY). He is the first CUNY graduate (City College, Class of 1963) to lead the nation’s most prominent urban public university, which comprises 23 colleges and professional schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Dr. Goldstein has served in senior academic and administrative positions for more than 30 years, including president of Baruch College, president of the Research Foundation, and acting vice chancellor for academic affairs of CUNY. Prior to being named chancellor, he was president of Adelphi University.
He has held faculty positions in mathematics and statistics at Baruch College, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Polytechnic University of New York, Cooper Union, Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut.
He is the co-author of three books: Discrete Discriminant Analysis, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1978; Intermediate Statistical Methods and Applications, published by Prentice Hall in 1983; and Multivariate Analysis, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1984. In addition, he has written many articles for leading scholarly publications in mathematics and statistics.
Currently, Dr. Goldstein is a member of the Board of Trustees of the JP Morgan Funds and of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is a director of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, ex officio, and a member of the Business Advisory Council for Columbia Management. By appointment of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, he serves as chair of the 2010 New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Dr. Goldstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Among his honors are the 2007 Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Academic Leadership Award, the 2008 Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Communal Leader Award, the 2005 John H. Finley Award, the 2005 Medal of Honor “Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class,” the 2004 New York Foundation for Architecture President’s Award, the 2003 Max Rowe Educational Leadership Award of the American Friends of The Open University of Israel, the 2002 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the 2000 Townsend Harris Medal.
Dr. Goldstein earned his doctorate from the University of Connecticut in mathematical statistics, and a bachelor’s degree.