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October 09, 2019
Dear friends, As many of you know, last year a study was released that indicated that up to 40% of CUNY students suffer from food insecurity at some point in the year. On our campus, we know that these difficulties may also extend to other members of our community, including staff and faculty. In 2016, a partnership between NYPIRG and the Colin Powell School established a small food pantry with limited facilities in a 6th floor NAC office. Because that space had limited capacity to protect and secure food, it represented a good start - but only that. Welcome to phase 2! I'm… Read More »


September 25, 2019
Dear Members of the City College Community, Starting in the spring of last year, a working group of faculty and staff have been planning a year of activity around how environmental pressure and climate change are threatening our populations, and questions of what we can do about it. Faculty from across the college are planning speaking events-I attended a truly interesting presentation in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department last week concerning how the industrial palm oil plantations and rampant forest burning are destroying Kalimantan. We will soon have a roster of… Read More »


September 24, 2019
Please join us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our Colleagues Dr. Gilda Barabino, Dean of the Grove School of Engineering &Dr. Myriam Sarachik, Distinguished Professor in the Division of Science  Monday, October 7th, 2019 4 – 6 p.m. in Shepard Hall, Room 250   Gilda A. Barabino, dean of The City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She is now one of only six African-American women to hold the distinction. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an… Read More »


September 19, 2019
Click here for New Year Campus Wide OKR's Sept.2019 PDF Click here for PMP Report and Goals for 2019 PDF Dear Members of the City College Community. I'm sending two documents as attachments to this email. The first is the PMP report that I submitted to the Chancellor. Each CUNY college President writes a PMP letter that reports on accomplishments against the previous year's goals, and then sets new goals for the coming year. While these have not previously been distributed widely on campus, I think it's a good idea for you to see what goals I've set for the campus, and for… Read More »


September 04, 2019
The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices and educational programs. At City College, I fully support the policies and practices that we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in our workplace and campus community. It is my personal belief that CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented here. Accordingly, I am committed to oversee City College’s compliance with the CUNY policies and… Read More »


August 26, 2019
Dear Members of the City College Community, It is my great pleasure to welcome all of you back to the college. I hope you've taken the time, in these last several months, to recharge somehow—to travel, to conduct research, to sleep, to spend time with your families, or—maybe you found that the summer quiet of the campus was just what you needed to accomplish some cherished project here. However you spent these past few months, I'm excited about the new school year and I hope you are, too. To start things up, and before you shake off the vestiges of summer, I'd like to invite… Read More »


August 12, 2019
Dear Members of the City College Community, It is my truly heavy responsibility to relate the news that Don Jordan, who for so many years led the City College Alumni Association, has passed away. For thirty-two years, Don served as the Association’s Executive Vice President, a position that put him in charge of a vast array of planning and day to day operations for the Association. Don truly lived for CCNY and the CCNY Alumni Association, and for over three decades, it thrived under his stewardship. Don retired from the City College Alumni Association this past December, amid a… Read More »


August 06, 2019
Dear Members of the Campus Community, Over the past year or so, as we’ve undertaken a fairly large number of searches to fill vacancies on the campus leadership team, we also asked members of our community to step in and provide for the college’s needs on an interim basis. One of these interim appointments ended recently, when I asked Celia Lloyd to assume the position of Vice President for Students and Enrollment. Wendy Thornton has served for over a year as CCNY’s Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. In that capacity, she brought stability and leadership to a truly… Read More »


July 25, 2019
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to say that after a long search conducted by some very hard working members of the search committee to find a new Vice President of Student Affairs, I've declared that search failed. We had a finalist in the search, but were ultimately unable to come to terms with her, and I was not prepared to go deeper into the pool. I write, however, with what I consider exceptionally good news. Celia Lloyd, who has served City College with great capacity and absolute dedication, has agreed to expand her portfolio, incorporating the… Read More »


June 14, 2019
Dear Members of the City College Community, For some time now, and in connection to a number of different initiatives, several of you have asked about the possibility of building something like a campus garden, where interested people could participate and where produce could conceivably be sent to our food pantry. Some time ago we asked David Robinson to look into this, and he's spent a fair amount of time scouring the campus to find a location that would work—both logistically and in terms of providing what the plants themselves need. I'm pleased to announce that David has… Read More »


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