May 9, 2022
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Julio W. Izquierdo, CPA, MBA, as Acting Vice President of Finance and Administration, effective May 9.
Mr. Izquierdo will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and will work collaboratively with Cabinet members and the college community to achieve strategic goals and promote institutional initiatives including Academic Momentum 2.0 and the college’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan. He will also participate in the development of collaborative efforts with business and community organizations and will serve as the principal liaison with the CUNY system administration, city and state agencies, and other entities regarding fiscal matters.
A first-generation college student, Mr. Izquierdo has worked with the Latinx community to promote academic excellence and the benefits of higher education. Mr. Izquierdo hopes to continue his outreach with the Latinx community and strengthening their connection with BMCC.
Prior to joining BMCC, Mr. Izquierdo was Vice President of Finance and Administration with Nassau Community College (NCC)/SUNY, where he guided the College administratively and financially though the continuing pandemic ensuring smooth conversion to remote learning and remote working environment. Mr. Izquierdo, as part of the Cabinet, was instrumental in strategizing and instituting a sound business plan that allowed NCC to minimize the enrollment decline due to the pandemic. Mr. Izquierdo comes with extensive experience in internal control from the higher education, healthcare and private industries instituting sound polices and procedures to meet internal control requirements in all those industries.
Before his role as VP of Finance and Administration, Mr. Izquierdo served as Comptroller at NCC. Other recent work experience includes serving as Vice President of Business Operations and CFO with Essex County College; CFO and Vice President of Business Development with BluTek Power, Inc.; Senior Internal Auditor with Quest Diagnostics, Inc.; Vice President and CFO with XDI Consulting Corp.; Vice President and CFO with Felician University, and Supervising Senior Auditor at KPMG (higher education and hospitals).
Mr. Izquierdo earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Peter’s College (Jersey City, NJ); a Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ); and he has completed the International Business Seminar at Wroxton College (Oxfordshire, England).
Mr. Izquierdo is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant and a current member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). Previous memberships and affiliations include EACUBO (Eastern Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers) – 1994- 2001 Audit Committee chairman (2000), Audit committee member (1997-2000); and The Institute of Internal Auditors (2002-2005).
News of administrative hires relates to BMCC Strategic Goal 6: Strengthen BMCC’s role in a thriving NYC and as a leading community college nationally.
- Izquierdo will serve as member of President’s cabinet and work to achieve strategic goals
- A first-generation college student, Izquierdo has worked with Latinx community to promote academic excellence
- Izquierdo will serve as the principal liaison with the CUNY system administration, city/state agencies and other entities regarding fiscal matters.