Dr. Doris Cintrón began her service as Stella and Charles Guttman Community College interim president on August 1, 2020. The overarching focus of Dr. Cintrón’s professional work is the empowerment of disenfranchised communities, in both formal and non-formal educational settings, both nationally and internationally.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, Dr. Cintrón has a master’s and a doctorate in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University; and a master’s of science in Guidance and Counseling and a bachelor’s in English and Comparative Literature from City College.
She comes to Guttman after a distinguished career at The City College of New York (CUNY). Most recently, she served there for 8 years as the Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Accreditation, and Assessment. Before that appointment, she was Associate Dean of the School of Education, where she led the Bilingual Education program. A creative and entrepreneurial educator, Dr. Cintrón was instrumental in spearheading the developing of multiple Master’s degree programs at City College.
A prodigious winner of federal, state, and private grants, Dr. Cintrón has leveraged millions of dollars in external funding to support the development of highly qualified teachers for urban schools with high percentages of linguistically diverse student populations, as well as the preparation of middle and high school students to enter STEM majors in college.
President Cintrón has shared her expertise and passion for education across the globe and also in New York City. Working together with United States Development agencies, private foundations, the United Nations, and other international agencies, Dr. Cintrón collaborated with education professionals in developing countries to design programs that helped these countries define their national development, alongside their Ministries of Education and grassroots organizations. Her roles in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America have found her serving as a curriculum developer, teacher developer, program developer, and program evaluator.
President Cintrón has been an active advisor to New York City schools and the Department of Education. She was involved in the development of two New Visions High Schools, and spearheaded the development of dual language programs in several New York City public schools.