José Luis Cruz
President, Lehman College
José Luis Cruz is president of Lehman College of the City University of New York. Before coming to Lehman, José was provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, he served as vice president of higher education policy and practice at The Education Trust; vice president of student affairs at the University of Puerto Rico system; and chair of the electrical and computer engineering department and dean of academic affairs at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez.
Cruz is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a past recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a patented inventor. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez and earned master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.