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Message from the Dean

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Message from the Dean

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Welcome to the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. The Colin Powell School includes all social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. Graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School promotes the values of service and engagement. We support a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations.

I returned to the Colin Powell School full-time as dean in February 2019. I have been a part of the CCNY community for more than fifteen years. Over that time, my belief in our mission has strengthened; my appreciation for the transformative potential of our extraordinary students in a diverse society has deepened. At the Colin Powell School, our faculty and staff—our programs and initiatives—represent some of the best that CCNY has to offer in ways that connect directly to our city, its people and its problems. We are privileged to have the guidance of a distinguished Board of Visitors chaired by 1958 CCNY graduate General Colin L. Powell.

I invite you to become involved with our work. The fullfillment of our mission at the Colin Powell School—the advancement of our values of service, engagement and leadership—signals the possibilities for a better future for all of us. The success of our students remains a remarkable testament to the importance of our work and to our capacity to thrive.

As we like to say, “From Harlem to the World.”

Best wishes,

Andy Rich


Andrew Rich

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership



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