Antonio Pérez

President - Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

Antonio Pérez, President of Borough of Manhattan Community College since 1995, has dedicated himself to making BMCC the premier urban community college in the United States. Since the September 11th  attack on the World Trade Center, in which BMCC lost a building, Dr. Pérez has spoken widely on “leadership during crises.”

Dr. Pérez served on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center Memorial Committee. He chaired the City University of New York Nursing Task Force, and he serves as secretary of the board of directors of North General Hospital. He also serves on the board of directors of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center.  He is commissioner of the Manhattan Council of Boy Scouts of America.

 The City College of Birmingham, England honored Antonio Pérez with the Chair’s Award for Contributions to Global Education. Dr. Pérez was selected as one of New York’s top 100 minority business leaders by Crain’s New York Business.  He has been involved in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and is treasurer of the board of directors of Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System, and the National Community College Hispanic Council. He also serves on the advisory board of the national Puerto Rican Forum, Inc. In addition, Dr. Pérez serves on the editorial board of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and on the Northeast Region Board of Directors of the National Council on Black American Affairs.

Dr. Pérez is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  He is also a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Arts, Education & Tourism Advisory Council.

Dr. Pérez holds an Ed.D from the State University of New York at Albany.