Dear Members of the Campus Community,
I’m writing to announce a reorganization of our Government, Community & Cultural Affairs and its associated unites (City College Center for the Arts and the Events Management Team headed by Anthony Achille).
Following the retirement of Vice President Witherspoon, I’ve taken some time to assess the proper location of these units, and wanted to bring them, managerially, into closer alignment with our other events planning apparatus, in the office of institutional advancement and communications. The events team will now be consolidated under the leadership of Vice President Mozeleski, in the process unifying our approach to the management of activities designed to be forward facing, including space rentals, management of events logistics, film and television rentals, and the organization and management of the campus events calendar. We expect connections between the college’s performing arts departments and our theater facilities to deepen in this reorganization, and for the leadership of the theater management to report to the OIAC as well. I will continue to rely on the support of Anthony Achille, but will serve as the college’s main liaison with government and community actors. The department formerly known as The Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications will now be renamed: The Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, and External Relations.
These moves, in part and as a whole, have been designed to bring more coherence, coordination and power to the management of the college’s events and community relations. I’m grateful for the hard and dedicated work of the various teams moving into their new organizational positioning on the campus. I’m also grateful to Dee Dee Mozeleski for her willingness to take on this new management challenge. Especially as we gear up for the Campaign for City College, it will be important to align all our assets in the most strategic way possible and this reorganization is a big step in the right direction.