Regina S. Peruggi
Dr. Regina S. Peruggi "is the president of Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. Located in Brooklyn, Kingsborough is a comprehensive community college with an annual enrollment of 16,000 credit students and approximately 20,000 continuing education students. Prior to her Kingsborough appointment, Dr. Peruggi served as president of the Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park. From 1990 to 2001, she was president of Marymount Manhattan College.
"A native New Yorker, Dr. Peruggi began her professional career as a drug abuse counselor. She has taught at the elementary, college and graduate levels. In 1974 she joined The City University of New York at York College, where she developed and directed the York College Community Learning Center. In 1984, Dr. Peruggi moved to the Office of Academic Affairs of the City University and in 1986 became University Associate Dean for Adult and Continuing Education for its 21 colleges. During that period, continuing education enrollments at the City University numbered 133,000.
"Dr. Peruggi is co-chair of the Board of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and is a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee. She is also a member of several Boards – Berkeley College; North Fork Bank Foundation; the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation; the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Community College Development.
"Dr. Peruggi earned her B.A. from the College of New Rochelle, her MBA from New York University, and her Ed.D. from Columbia University’s Teachers College."