CCNY Graduate Constituent Council

CCNY Graduate Constituent Council

The CCNY Graduate Constituent Council, formed in June 2018, is a College-wide committee of faculty and staff dedicated to strengthening graduate recruitment and graduate student success. Initiatives to date include:

  • Survey of current master’s program directors on program strengths, needs and enrollment capacity
  • Creation and pilot of a Master’s Student Exit Survey
  • Organization of “Explore Graduate Studies at CCNY,” a biannual series of events to raise the internal and external visibility of CCNY’s more than 60 graduate programs
  • Partnering with the Spring 2019 MCA ADPR Program senior Workshop class to analyze graduate school markets and expand marketing strategies
  • Development and launch of a distinctive Graduate Studies logo
  • Creation of an “Undergraduate Advisors’ Guide to CCNY Master’s Programs”
  • Collaboration with the CLAS Faculty Council and the City College Faculty Senate to develop implementation guidelines for 4+1 accelerated master’s degree options
  • Creation of the “Lavender Hearts” designation to honor CCNY undergraduate alumni who have continued at City College for their graduate studies including through a combined or 4+1 degree program
  • Development of new informational materials for current and prospective students including “Master’s Degree Fast Facts” and “Graduate Financial Aid” (with the CCNY Office of Financial Aid)
  • Survey of graduate students on social media preferences
  • Launch of ccnygradstudies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (in pilot)
  • Featured Graduate Program campaign, beginning 2019-2020

The GCC may be contacted at

CCNY Graduate Constituent Council


Claude Brathwaite, Director of Student Resources and Services​, Grove School of Engineering

Belkys Bodre, Director of Graduate Affairs, Grove School of Engineering

Hannah Borgeson, Director of Graduate Affairs, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Jaclyn Churchill, Director of the Physician Assistant Program and Assistant Dean, CUNY School of Medicine

Kevin Foster, Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Economics, Colin Powell School

Jeffrey Garanich, Director of the Translational Medicine Program and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Grove School of Engineering (and CUNY School of Medine)

Katherine M. Gloede, Program Manager, Sustainability and the Urban Environment (Architecture, Engineering, Science, Colin Powell School)

Salome Gvinianidze, Graduate Admissions Manager, Colin Powell School

Kenneth Ihrer, Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer

Gretchen Johnson, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

Christine Klusko, Administrative Coordinator, Biology Department, Division of Science

Renata Miller, Deputy Dean of Humanities and the Arts and Professor of English, Division of the Humanities and the Arts

Pauline Pabon, Associate Director of  Graduate Admissions

Migen Prifti, Director of Graduate Advising, Division of the Humanities and the Arts

Stacia Pusey, Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, School of Education

Susanna Rosenbaum, Director of MA in Study of the Americas and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CWE)

Elizabeth Rudolph, Assistant Dean, Division of Science

Mary Ruth Strzeszewski (Chair), Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Spanish

Sabriya Stukes, Assistant Director of the Translational Medicine Program, Grove School of Engineering and CUNY School of Medicine

Ardie Walser, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Grove School of Engineering

The City College Provost and Deans are members of the GCC ex-officio.