John Montanez, the Dean of Grants at BMCC, is responsible for identifying potential funding sources as well as initiating, writing and coordinating the preparation of large institutional proposals. An experienced administrator, Montanez has brought a solid background of leadership and management to BMCC, overseeing an annual (grants) portfolio of $10 million.
In recent years, he worked closely with faculty and staff in developing numerous college wide initiatives aimed at promoting student success and developing new flagship programs for the college. From 1987 to 1992, he served as BMCC’s Director of Continuing Education and was responsible for overseeing both tuition-based and workforce development programs. He participated in city wide efforts to established linkages with key agencies in the public, as well as private sector, which led to the development of initiatives in the area of Business (IBM AS/400 Training), Health Services (Emergency Medical Technician), Child Care and Adult Literacy.
Prior to joining BMCC, Montanez served as the Special Assistant to the President at Hostos Community College, overseeing enrollment management and strategic planning. He is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, where he earned a masters degree in Developmental Psychology and holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from St. John’s University.