The City University of New York is the country’s largest urban public university. It is home to more than 250,000 students enrolled in 25 senior and community campuses across all five boroughs of the City, fulfilling its mission to provide high quality and accessible educational opportunities, regardless of background or means.
The CUNY Master Plan highlights that access to multiple campuses within one city provides a “wonderful natural advantage” to higher educational attainment. The fact that CUNY enjoys the benefit of having 25 campuses and schools located within one city is also a wonderful natural advantage for creating best in class efficiencies. Best practice calls for increasing effectiveness and efficiency by taking full advantage of opportunities for consolidation, collaboration and connectivity across the CUNY system.
To help optimize this complex, integrated system, CUNY is partnering with ISLG’s operations management team to lay out a multi-year plan to identify and implement opportunities for best practice, cost savings and efficiencies, such as reducing the duplication of administrative functions. ISLG will leverage our expertise in the areas of government operations, cost efficiency, and process redesign to streamline the University’s operations to best-in-class and save $75 million. All savings will be reallocated to the priorities outlined in the Master Plan to further support CUNY’s academic and student mission.
Our team is working across six areas within CUNY—human resources, procurement, finance, IT, enrollment management, and facilities & capital—to identify and help implement priority, best practice, and cost efficient initiatives over the next four fiscal years.