New York, N.Y. (June 26, 2024) – Guttman Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY), is excited to announce that Mickey Matos will fill the position of vice president for administration and finance. Currently the College’s executive director of budget and financial planning, Matos brings a familiarity with the College and CUNY to the role with over eight years of experience at Guttman preceded by 22 years at Bronx Community College. Pending the University’s approval, Matos will step into the VP role on July 15.  

“Mickey Matos brings considerable and proven experience to the position as a seasoned administrator and longtime CUNY employee and alum (Baruch and Lehman),” said President Larry Johnson. “His breadth of knowledge in asset management, financial audits, accounting, grant processing, accounts payable and information technology are commendable. We look forward to Mickey’s leadership in this new role.” 

In the vice president for administration and finance position, Matos will provide strategic vision and leadership to manage the College’s operating and capital budgets; pursue innovative business solutions to enhance the overall effectiveness of the College’s financial and administrative operations; work collaboratively with senior staff, faculty, administrators and external constituents to achieve sustainable plans that maximize institutional goals; and advocate for funding Guttman Community College; and strengthen the College’s ability to manage resources in support of institutional goals and objectives. He will also serve alongside other College leadership on the President’s Strategy and Implementation Team. 

As chief advisor to the president and executive staff on facilities operations, Matos will be responsible for overseeing capital projects, managing maintenance, alterations and repairs, providing oversight and training to minimize workplace accidents and injuries, ensuring compliance with environmental and governmental regulations and maintaining a safe campus for all. 

“I am honored and excited to accept the role of vice president of administration and finance at Guttman. I look forward to working alongside our dedicated faculty, staff and students to further our mission of academic excellence. Together, we will strive to innovate, inspire and ensure that Guttman remains a beacon of opportunity and growth in higher education,” said Matos. 

In his current position, Matos has handled accounting, accounts payable, asset management, budget, bursar, grants, procurement and related entities operations. He also serves as treasurer for the College’s Auxiliary Enterprises and Student Association and is a member of the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee. During his time at Guttman, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, Matos implemented a transparent, strategy-driven budgeting process which proved to be crucial in navigating the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the implementation of several business office systems, including CUNYfirst non-tax levy processing modules for the Association, Auxiliary and Endowment as well as internal systems that manage hiring requests and grant submissions. 

Matos served at Bronx Community College in a variety of roles, including supervisor of central receiving /asset management, budget analyst, budget director and associate business manager. As the University embarks on the transition from the internal CUNYfirst system to Workday, he will rely on his experience serving as a subject matter expert and trainer during the initial CUNYfirst implementation. 

Matos is also a CUNY graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from Lehman College.  

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College  was CUNY’s first new community college in more than forty years. Reimagining what community college could be, Guttman opened its doors in Manhattan in August 2012 to create a research-based, innovative model focused on moving students efficiently toward graduation. Offering associate degree programs in a nurturing environment, the College’s three-year graduation rate consistently surpasses the national average, and most graduates transfer to senior colleges. Guttman is federally designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and minority-serving institution with more than 85% of the student population identifying as Latine or Black/African American. The College was named the best community college in America in 2020 and the top community college in New York State for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by and other ranking agencies.