Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, CUNY/Kingsborough Community College

Dr Claudia V Schrader Head Shot Kingsborough President 14 01 2021President of Kingsborough Community College (KCC), part of the City University of New York, Dr. Claudia V. Schrader is the college’s seventh president and the first African American to hold the position. When the COVID-19 pandemic kept students from campus in 2020, Schrader created the KCC Welcome Wagon. She traveled around Brooklyn and the other boroughs of New York City to meet incoming students and welcome them to college, assuring them that they would find KCC and its president accessible, available, and ready to support student success. In 2021, ITHAKA, a nonprofit organization committed to expanding educational access, appointed Schrader to its board of trustees.