Gail Mellow-Invited Speaker

Former President

LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Gail O. Mellow served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Queens, which educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs, for almost 20 years. Under her tenure, LaGuardia became a catalyst for economic development, providing hands‐on education and specialized technical assistance to thousands of employers that have secured them over $500 million dollars in contracts. Under her leadership, a partnership between LaGuardia and Goldman Sachs was formed to launch 10,000 Small Businesses in New York, an initiative to help entrepreneurs grow. She is a community college graduate, and holds a PhD from George Washington University.