Hunter College President's Split With Senior Officer Got Personal

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Jennifer Raab, president of Hunter College

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Hunter College

Jennifer Raab, president of Hunter College

When Jennifer J. Raab became president of the City University of New York's Hunter College, in 2001, Leonard F. Zinnanti seemed a natural fit for her administration. She was an Ivy League-educated lawyer with a knack for politics, and he was a numbers guru who had worked with her in Mayor Rudy Giuliani's budget office.

In 2002, Ms. Raab hired Mr. Zinnanti as a vice president at Hunter, where he rose to the rank of acting chief operating officer.

But after more than 15 years of