Dr. Gail O. Mellow has served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000. A member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for achieving boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. A nationally recognized expert on the history, development and future of the American community college, Dr. Mellow is a frequent voice on higher education issues in the media. As co-author of Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), she is in demand as a speaker both here and abroad, and has been extensively quoted in a range of publications on the vital role that community colleges play in educating students for a global economy and spurring job creation, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg and more. Dr. Mellow has appeared on PBS's FRONTLINE, MSNBC and participated in a debate with college presidents from public, private and for profit institutions about the future of higher education in America aired on PBS stations across the nation.
Connect with Dr. Mellow: @GailOMellow