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Statement From President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on the Passing of New York State Senator José Peralta

Queens, NY, November 22, 2018--The Queens College community deeply mourns the tragic and untimely loss of New York State Senator José Peralta, class of 1996. José was a true friend to the college, to The City University of New York, and to me. A psychology major, he actively served the Queens College student body as president of its Student Association. Following his graduation, José worked for labor organizations and focused on helping immigrants of all backgrounds obtain needed assistance.

Elected first to the New York State Assembly and subsequently to the New York State Senate--the first Dominican-American to be elected to this body--he served on their higher education committees, vigorously advocating for public higher education funding and increased student financial aid. Among his many policy passions, his leading role on behalf of a New York State Dream Act was especially prominent.

José's passing leaves all of us empty of his energetic and always upbeat, positive presence. We remain inspired by his enduring commitment to public service in Western Queens and all that he did on behalf of his community and extend our deepest condolences to his family.
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