Peter P. Hoontis
I have enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in the private sector working for the YMCA. This spanned over 30 years and started for me as a camp counselor and lifeguard – a job I started after having an internship at my local Y, which created in me a passion for public service and turned into a great career. My last job with the Y was in NYC where I was the Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer.
After retiring form the Y I completed my PhD with the goal of pursuing my second passion- helping to prepare the next generation of public and private sector leaders. This passion has led me to BMCC and the Business Management Department where I teach Introduction to Business and Business Organization and Management courses. I am also developing a new degree program – an A.S. in Public and Nonprofit Management and working with Baruch’s Marxe School and John Jay on a seamless transfer for our students into their B.S. degree in this major.
Through my professional and personal life I have been keenly aware of social injustice issues and how inequities in access can be devastating to many who are pursuing education and employment advancement – I bring this passion to my teaching and community building activities here at BMCC.
All the courses I teach are ZTC (zero text book cost).
- B.S. Springfield College, Community Leadership and Development,1977
- New York University, Nonprofit Management,1999
- Ph.D. Rutgers University – Newark, Public and Nonprofit Administration,2012
- This course covers the total structure and character of modern business from initial organization through grouping of essential functions into operating departments. Management and the decision-making process, financing, operations, and marketing considerations are studied, with actual cases used to illustrate problems in small and big businesses.