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Members of the Colin Powell School staff and faculty are teleworking, but we are all available for consultation with students and all others. 

Dean Andrew Rich can be reached at

Associate Dean Kevin Foster can be reached at

Ms. Charlene Darbassie, our office administrator, can be reached at

Scroll to the bottom of this page for contact information for our advisers. They are all available by email. At the very bottom of this page, under “Faculty and Staff,” there’s a “Directory” link, and you can find names and email addresses for all staff and faculty there.

Colin Powell School students seeking a grant to address emergency needs should reach out directly to Ms. Charlene Darbassie,  at or Dean Andrew Rich at

We encourage everyone to follow us on social media: @cpowellschool on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook​. We are posting frequent updates.
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The Colin Powell School is home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. With 4,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School's mission is to transform the nation’s most diverse student body into tomorrow’s global leaders. Half of our students are immigrants; most come from lower-income backgrounds. More than seventy percent are first-generation college students, and eighty percent are people of color. The Colin Powell School and City College remain among the most effective engines of economic and social mobility in the United States. The School is led by a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations.

Updates from the School

A message from the Dean Rich. Stay in touch, follow us for updates on social media, and stay healthy. More details for our students about returning to instruction online here...


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All events have been canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

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Why Colin Powell School?

Fast Facts


of all CCNY Graduates each year are Colin Powell School students


students supported through scholarship and fellowship programs


Languages are spoken on campus and we come from over 100 countries around the world


Internships Placements and counting

Need advising? 

Office of Academic Advising
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
NAC Building Room 6-293
O.: 212.650.8551

Academic Advising Walk-in Schedule

Monday to Thursday 
10 AM - 7 PM  
Friday 10 PM - 2 PM  

Email Advisors

Herbert Seignoret,  
Maria Moran,


Scarlett Farray,

Aldonsa Tejada,


Need advising from faculty? 

Please contact your faculty advisor in your department. Academic departments and individual faculty members may have additional hours in their department offices.


Peer Navigation

We have expanded the availability of a very special peer mentoring program for students. This is a chance to work with trained graduate students on stress management and self-care. It’s free, confidential, and a great opportunity to get help. You can sign up to participate in peer mentoring here, or you can



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