Running the City: Alumni Help Chart New York City’s Course
While some Baruch College graduates pursue endeavors in far-flung locales, others find boundless opportunity right outside their alma mater’s doorstep—to the great benefit of the city Baruch calls home. Case in point: New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (MPA ’95), New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro (’71) (above), and April Leong (’96), founder and principal of the Liberation Diploma Plus High School in Brooklyn. These alumni, representing all three Baruch schools, have attracted notice and accolades from the media and others for their achievements as high-profile, history-making leaders in New York City government and education administration.

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