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    President Matos and QC student speak out about DACA decision

    President Felix Matos has never wavered in his support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the federal program usually referred to as DACA.  In 2016 he signed a statement sponsored by Pomona College in California, along with more than 700 other college and university presidents, supporting the program. He also offered to meet with national leaders to discuss the fate of the program. Initiated under former President Barack Obama,  DACA provides temporary relief for many undocumented immigrants who are under the age of 31 and were brought to this country illegally when they were minors. Instead of working off the books and being at the mercy of bosses who may…

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    Queens College president honored at Hispanic Heritage Month Ceremony

    Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez was honored at the Champions for Change and Leadership Awards on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the President’s Lounge. The Queens Tribune, a local Queens newspaper, hosted the Hispanic Heritage awards reception. The event was created for Hispanic Heritage month and to show how these Hispanic community leaders are making great changes in society. Other honorees included the Speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito; President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Director of Astoria Bank, Mayra DiRico; Attorney at Ahmuty, Demers and McManus and former president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, Lourdes Ventura; and Thalia Spanish Theater…

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    Queens College President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez Joins the 2015 Class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows

    QC President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez was chosen to participate in the Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship. The Ascend Fellowship was launched in 2011 with its primary mission of combating intergenerational poverty using a two-generation strategy. “I look forward to using my experience as an Ascend Fellow to explore ways to improve the educational outcomes of college students who are parents both at Queens College and throughout the City University of New York system,” Rodriguez said. The announcement was made on March 10.  “Too many families are struggling, and it is time for a new generation of leaders who have the vision, innovation, and drive to develop a portfolio of solutions…