Governance

Governance

President Karol Mason

In her long legal career in both the private and public sectors, President Mason has been an exceptional voice for equality, fairness and criminal justice reform, issues that are at the heart of John Jay’s mission. She was a leader in the Obama Administration on juvenile justice issues, bail reform and re-entry for individuals leaving prison, and in her distinguished career at Alston & Bird LLP she was the first African American woman elected as chair of the management committee at any major national firm.

President Mason, who assumed the office on August 1, was recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken after an extensive national search. She will be the first woman and the first minority to serve as president of the college, whose motto is, “educating for justice.”

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of The City University of New York, is governed by The City University of New York’s Board of Trustees and the Office of the Chancellor.