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Elliott Dawes, University Director of BMI, leaves for advanced law degree


After approximately 8 years of dedicated service to underrepresented students, particularly Black and Latino males, at the City University of New York (CUNY), Elliott Dawes, the Founding University Director of the CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI), has resigned. It goes without saying that he has been a great leader and inspiration to all who he has come across because of his passion and commitment for the work that we do.

Elliott has laid a strong foundation for the initiative. He was just what CUNY BMI needed in its formative years to ensure its future success. While we are all excited about the new journey he is embarking on as an LL.M. student at Columbia Law School, he will truly be missed.

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