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.

Latest Update


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 arich@ccny.cuny.edu

Associate Dean Kevin Foster can be reached at kfoster@ccny.cuny.edu

Ms. Charlene Darbassie, our office administrator, can be reached at cdarbassie@ccny.cuny.edu

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 cdarbassie@ccny.cuny.edu or Dean Andrew Rich at arich@ccny.cuny.edu

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.
Scarlett Farray, 

Maria Moran, 

Herbert Seignoret, 

Aldonsa Tejada, 

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

Event Video
Uprising in Context: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the United States

Event Video
The Pandemic is the Time to Resurrect the Public University

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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 AM - 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 peernavigationccny@gmail.com



North Academic Center, Room 6/141, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
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