Lehman College will welcome a new president come July, and his name is Fernando Delgado.
“As the child of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate, I relate very personally to the values of Lehman and CUNY, what they offer their students, and the difference they make in their lives,” Delgado said, in a release. “I look forward to getting to campus and joining the faculty and staff of the college to build on these efforts, even as we navigate turbulent waters.”
Delgado is currently the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He earned his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University, and his graduate degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa.
Delgado first joined the faculty of Arizona State University, and later served as an academic dean of both Minnesota State University-Mankato, and Hamline University in St. Paul. He also was the senior academic officer at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Delgado is widely published in his research areas of Latinx identity, intercultural communication, and sport in society.
He will succeed interim president Daniel Lemons, who has served in this particular role since July 2019.
Lehman is CUNY’s only senior college in the Bronx.