Cabinet Meeting Minutes November 27, 2023

Cabinet Meeting
Monday, November 27, 2023
10:00 am - Noon

Facilitator: Executive Counsel Occhiogrosso
Presenter: AVP Naomi Nwosu-Stewart, AVP Ramon De Los Santos

  1. Vince Boudreau, President
  2. Doris Cintron, Senior Associate Provost
  3. Alex Couzis, Dean, Grove School of Engineering
  4. Ramon De Los Santos, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
  5. Scott Gurba, Chief Operating Officer
  6. Marta Gutman, Dean, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
  7. Ken Ihrer, Chief Information Officer
  8. David Jeruzalmi, Chairman, The Faculty Senate
  9. Edwin Lamboy, Dean, School of Education
  10. Tony Liss, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  11. Juan Carlos Mercado, Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE & Professional Continuing Studies
  12. Renata Miller, Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts
  13. Dee Dee Mozeleski, Senior Advisor to the President and VP & Executive Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications and External Relations and The Foundation for City College
  14. Naomi Nwosu-Stewart, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
  15. Paul Occhiogrosso, Executive Counsel to the President
  16. Marie Owumi, Special Projects Manager, Office of the President
  17. Susan Perkins, Dean, Division of Science
  18. Andrew Rich, Dean, The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
  19. Teresa Scala, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
  20. Ruth Stark, Chairperson, Faculty Committee on Personnel Matters
  21. Mary Ruth Strzeszewski, Associate Provost for Academic Programs
  22. Vanessa Valdes, Associate Provost for Community Engagement
  23. Rosemarie Wesson, Associate Provost for Research


  1. Carmen Green, Dean, CUNY School of Medicine
  2. Celia Lloyd, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The meeting was called to order at 10:02 am by Executive Counsel Occhiogrosso.

The November 13 minutes were reviewed and approved.

President Boudreau gave his announcements which were as follows:

  1. He discussed the events that took place on Tuesday, November 21 regarding the threat to the college and the campus-wide shut down. He stated that details surrounding this event were to be sent out via broadcast to the campus community as soon as possible.
  2. CDO Konigsberg and AVP Pierre will be invited to have a standing place in the Cabinet meetings until further notice.
  3. The December 11 Cabinet will be postponed to December 18 due to scheduling conflicts
  4. Diana Punales-Morejon will be invited to the December 18 Cabinet meeting to give a presentation surrounding campus climate and trauma.

Executive Counsel Occhiogrosso moved the conversation to a check up on campus climate. Dean Rich spoke about an event hosted by the Colin Powell School where Dr. Diana Punales-Morejon, Director of the Psychological Center, led a conversation surrounding the events in Palestine and trauma on campus. The event had a considerable student turnout and was considerably well received. Dean Lamboy also discussed an event held at the School of Education which was also run successfully. President Boudreau iterated that Dr. Punales-Morejon would give a presentation on managing events on campus concerning sensitive topics. The conversation at the December 18  Cabinet meeting will be surrounding how the administration identifies, responds to and provides space for students who are feeling pain, fear and anxiety.

President Boudreau checked in on the progress of each division in a first year experience class for students spanning across all departments. There was a low registration rate for the School of Architecture, but Humanities saw success in their first year of the program. They will be offering the program again in the Spring. The Science department will be piloting a program in the Spring, starting with Biology and, based on response, potentially expanding to all departments.

All Cabinet members continued the conversation concerning Navigate. They spoke on strategies to target faculty member usage of the program, including naming leadership candidates, developing a campaign workshop, and periodic check-ins for faculty. President Boudreau stressed the importance of advisor participation in encouraging faculty integration. AVP De Los Santos stated that Student Affairs is making plans to utilize Navigate for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management functions to track student engagement and diversify usage.

The Department of  Student Affairs created and shared matrices focused on the areas of One Stop and The Hub, respectively. They outlined the various spaces where students could visit to receive various services, and methods that they will use to track aspects of care and engagement. The matrices for these programs, as well as 4 semester scheduling, experiential learning and Navigate will be the basis of formulating an internal PMP for the college. The goals highlighted were:

  1. Increase the presence
  2. Streamline services
  3. Increase the use of technology

A provisional agenda was set for the December 18 Cabinet meeting. AVP Nwosu-Stewart and AVP De Los Santos gave a presentation on the divisions of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55pm. 

December 18 Cabinet Meeting Agenda

Presentation - Diana Punales-Morejon

  1. Approval of the November 13 Cabinet Meeting Minutes
  2. President’s Announcements
  3. Presentation by Diana Punales-Morejon
  4. Internal PMP Check-in
    1. Navigate
    2. 4 Semester Scheduling
  5. Commencement planning

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