Recently, Lehman College ranked number four on a study done by economic researchers titled “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility” which ranked the top 10 schools nationwide with the highest mobility rate. The study gave students like myself a feeling of confidence as the school continues to support its mission to the student body and the community.
Recently, the school has developed a new goal to promote the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields with the new acquisition of grants to enhance existing programs and develop new one. One such program took place this past January called Lehman College STEM Fridays, in which I served as a tutor. The program aimed to bridge students to the upcoming semester and provide tools for a successful academic career in the STEM fields offered by the college.
The school has seen a couple of staff changes, we have a new president, and there are senior administration positions that are either vacant or being filled temporarily by a staff member while a more suitable candidate for the position can be hired. All of the changes that the campus has seen this past 2-3 years should make the students feel excited. In 2015, Lehman College hosted President Barack Obama as he delivered a speech regarding the My Brother’s Keeper organization.
As I get ready to graduate, I can’t help but feel excited about the campus. This emphasis on STEM bodes well with me as a Mathematics major and I would love to see the Mathematics and Computer Science department of the college hire new faculty, increase the topics offered, and upgrade computers and classrooms. STEM is here to stay.