Welcome to the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. We are home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of City College. The School is led by a faculty and staff dedicated, first and foremost, to fulfilling our core instructional mission and serving students. We are committed to providing an outstanding student experience at the same time as we devote ourselves as well to the highest standards of research and the university’s democratic and public obligations.
If you are a current or prospective student, please feel free to reach out to one of us in the Dean’s Office or one of our Advisers with questions you might have. The contact information for each of us is below. We are available throughout the summer, and we will be planning special career and professional development workshops and events during the summer for students. Please follow us on social media @cpowellschool to stay up-to-date on events and opportunities.
Summer classes are all online. We don't yet know about whether fall classes can be back on campus or online but either way, we will still provide a world-class education. If travel or health restrictions keep you away from campus, we will make sure that you can still be a part of every class. Whatever changes in the format of classes, we will ensure that your learning continues to meet the highest standard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Dean Kevin Foster can be reached at email@example.com
Ms. Charlene Darbassie, our office administrator, can be reached at
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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Appointments with Advisers
Our four divisional advisers are working remotely, but they are available to you for appointments by Zoom or telephone. Each of them has set up a Calendly link so that you can make appointments as you have questions about classes, registration, or graduation requirements.
Go to the links for Scarlett Farray, Maria Moran, Herbert Seignoret, or Aldonsa Tejada in order to schedule an appointment.
Updates from the School
May 28th, 2020
Colin Powell School Class of 2020 Celebration!
Upcoming Online Events
July 9, 12:30pm I RSVP
Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change while Advancing Environmental Justice
July 16, 12:30pm I RSVP
Courting Justice: LGBTQ Protections, DACA, Reproductive Rights, and the Path Forward for Social Progress
Uprising in Context: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the United States
The Pandemic is the Time to Resurrect the Public University
Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Why Colin Powell School?
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
Office of Academic Advising
Academic Advising Walk-in Schedule
Monday to Thursday
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.
North Academic Center, Room 6/141, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
p: 212-650-7500 I f: 212-750-5865