Dr Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President of York College, City University of New York (CUNY), today announced the appointment of Ana Rua as a member and chair of the board of trustees of the York College Foundation.
Ms. Rua leads the New York Government Affairs City & State strategy at Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure, where she is driven by the ability of the telecommunications industry to empower underserved communities. An immigrant from Colombia, Rua has spent her career helping others achieve the American dream by focusing on social responsibility in public and private institutions.
âI am delighted that Ana has graciously accepted to serve on the York College Foundation Board of Trustees,â said President Eanes. âOur Board of Directors will benefit from her diverse experiences, and we welcome her and look forward to working with her. “
âYork College’s mission to provide students with a high quality education to help them achieve their personal and professional goals touches me deeply, especially when it comes to first generation New Yorkers,â said Rua. âI am honored to have the opportunity to work with my fellow Board members to ensure that this institution is in the best possible position to be successful for years to come. “
Prior to joining Crown Castle, Rua worked on the team that ran the New NY Broadband program – a $ 500 million initiative to connect the most rural and remote areas of the state with internet access. broadband. In this role, she traveled to 56 of the state’s 62 counties to facilitate the program’s implementation after inheriting a $ 70 million portfolio of legacy projects.
In his current job for Crown Castle, Rua strives to pave the way for a next-generation wireless infrastructure, known as 5G, with the goal of transforming New York’s digital landscape. By educating and informing members of the public, policy makers and elected officials, she helps shape public policies and opinion, generates, advocates and builds community relationships with the aim of connecting those who live in
large-scale disenfranchised communities with tools to empower themselves and succeed.
Graduated from SUNY Geneseo, with a double degree in political science and international relations, and a minor in Latin American studies. Rua is a director of the Citizens Budget Commission and a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of New York. She also represents Crown Castle at the New York City Partnership.
York College is proud to have Ms. Rua as a new Foundation Board Chair.
* About York: York College enriches lives and empowers students to become passionate and engaged learners with the confidence to realize their intellectual and human potential as individuals and citizens of the world. With more than 50 academic majors, York College attracts students from across New York City’s five boroughs as well as Long Island, Westchester County, and around the world from nearly 100 home countries. Popular majors include Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aviation Business Management, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, and Occupational Therapy. Graduate programs include Pharmaceutical and Business Sciences, Medical Assistant Studies, Clinical Trial Management, and the Master of Science in Social Work (MSW).