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Dr. Morales was President of the College of Staten Island from 2007 until 2012, when he accepted the position of President at California State University, San Bernadino. His academic area of expertise is educational administration and policy studies.
The main focus of Dr. Morales’s tenure as President at the College of Staten Island was the enhancement of the student experience. He supervised the groundbreaking and initial construction phases of Dolphin Cove, the College’s first-ever student residence halls, making the CSI experience more accessible to students from all NYC boroughs, other regions of the U.S., and many countries around the world. Accessibility to the CSI campus also improved with his establishment of the free Ferry Shuttle bus service between the campus and the Staten Island Ferry. Dr. Morales was also firmly committed to the promotion of CSI Athletics and its student athletes, resulting in numerous Dolphin championship teams.
In addition, Dr. Morales strengthened ties between the College and Staten Island communities with myriad programs, events, and initiatives, including the establishment of the Teacher Education Honors Academy, which places CSI Education graduates as teachers in NYC public schools.
The CSI Ball field and a bench near the front entrance of the Library have been named in his honor.