Former city schools boss says he would be open to top CUNY post

A former city schools chancellor isn’t statute out the probability of holding over the top pursuit at the City University of New York.

Rudy Crew, boss of CUNY’s Medgar Evers College, has emerged as one intensity claimant to lead the network after the proclamation this week that Chancellor James N. Milliken will depart at the finish of the educational year.

“Of course, it would be an respect to be deliberate for one of the biggest jobs in the world,” Crew pronounced in a matter addressing the speculation. “By the same token, we have not had time to even really consider about the position, given that Milliken’s proclamation is utterly recent.”

Crew, 67, pronounced he was especially focused on his stream gig — heading the Brooklyn college named for the slain civil-rights leader.

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“My primary concentration for 5 years has been Medgar Evers College and its ceiling trajectory,” he said. “Medgar Evers College will sojourn my concentration as we continue to arise and benefit courtesy for the innovative approaches to the many dire issues in civic education.”

Crew’s got a extensive resume in preparation — he helmed the city’s large K-12 open school complement from 1995 to 1999, under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He is credited with formulating the “chancellor’s district” judgment that allowed his bureau to penetrate income and resources into struggling schools, but was eventually pushed out amid disagreements with Giuliani.

Crew has also led the Miami-Dade open school complement in Florida, and spent a year atop the preparation complement in Oregon before returning to New York for the Medgar Evers position.

Experience navigating the city’s rough-and-tumble politics while using a school complement could come in accessible at CUNY. Gov. Cuomo, who appoints the infancy of the board’s trustees, has formerly sparred with Mayor de Blasio, who appoints a third of them, in an bid to get the city to collect up some-more of the cost of using the system.

The hum around Crew comes after the 60-year-old Milliken’s decision to step down from using the nation’s largest open civic university system.

“My augury is very good, but it changes your viewpoint on things a bit. You consider a little differently about how you wish to spend your time,” he told the Daily News in an disdainful talk progressing this week. 

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