CNR Statement on Gordon Parks
with great sorrow that The College of New Rochelle acknowledges the
Gordon Parks. He was an extraordinarily
talented individual who achieved many milestones in his career.
His unprecedented work as a photojournalist,
filmmaker, author, and composer chronicled the Black experience in the United States
and helped set industry standards for artistic expression.
Parks had a wonderful association with us at The College of New
Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny, CNR President. “A true renaissance man, he was
to educating the community with his work, and we were proud to honor
him as a
role model for current and future artists.
We know he took particular pride in the accomplishments of his
Toni, a beloved member of the CNR family over the years." In
CNR established the Gordon Parks Gallery at its John Cardinal
O’Connor Campus in the South Bronx.
Gallery provides opportunities for established and emerging artists to
their work and to serve as an important cultural resource for students,
alumnae/i, faculty, and staff at CNR, and New York City communities.