Dear Campus Community,
I am writing to announce that Diana Cuozzo, who had recently served the college as its Interim Chief Diversity Officer, has agreed to remain in the position on a full-time and permanent basis.
Last year, after an intensive search staffed by a group of committed faculty and staff, I reviewed a short list of two candidates, but was not able to hire either into the position, but I remain grateful to the effort and thought that the committee devoted to the search. All that time, Ms. Cuozzo was diligently, and with tremendous professionalism, executing the duties of the Chief Diversity Officer in ways that have brought clear and timely resolutions to cases brought before her. Over the months, my respect for the work she was doing, and for her fidelity to the ideas of a fair and bias-free working and learning environment grew.
After obtaining the necessary permissions from CUNY, I recently offered Ms. Cuozzo the position going forward, and was deeply pleased when she agreed. She comes to CCNY following a career as an Assistant District Attorney, but more important for my thinking, an established track record on this campus of executing the responsibilities of the position in exemplary fashion.
Please join me in welcoming Diana Cuozzo to the position of CCNY’s new Chief Diversity Officer.