President's Cabinet Meeting Minutes - August 29, 2022

City College President’s Cabinet Meeting Minutes
 August 29, 2022 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Limited In-Person and Via Zoom Meeting


  • Anthony Achille, Executive Director, Division of Government, Community & Cultural Affairs
  • Doris Cintron, Senior Associate Provost
  • Alex Couzis, Dean, Grove School of Engineering
  • Diana Cuozzo, Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
  • Teresa Flemming, Executive Associate to the President
  • Carmen Green, Dean, CUNY School of Medicine
  • Marta Gutman, Dean, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
  • Ken Ihrer, Vice President of Operations and Coronavirus Coordinator
  • David Jeruzalmi, Chairman, The Faculty Senate
  • Lucas Koehler, CFO and Senior Finance Director, Foundations for City College
  • Felix Lam, Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Edwin Lamboy, Dean, School of Education
  • Tony Liss, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Celia Lloyd, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Lon Mendelsohn, Interim Chief Librarian
  • Juan Carlos Mercado, Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE & Professional Continuing Studies
  • Renata Miller, Interim Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts
  • Pat Morena, Executive Director of Public Safety
  • 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
  • Paul Occhiogrosso, Executive Counsel to the President
  • Susan Perkins, Dean, Division of Science
  • Andrew Rich, Dean, The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
  • Sherri Rings, Director of SEEK
  • Teresa Scala, Special Projects Administrator, Office of the Provost
  • Ruth Stark, Chairperson, Faculty Senate Committee on Personnel Matters
  • Mary Ruth Strzeszewski, Associate Provost and Chair, CCNY Graduate Constituent Council
  • Johanna Urena, Project Manager, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Rose Marie Wesson, Associate Provost for Research
  • Nikisha Williams, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Research
  • Andrew L. Wooten, Senior Director of Innovation Management and Business Development


David Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Office of Facilities Management

President Boudreau opened the meeting at 2:00 PM and called the meeting to order.

Updates and Announcements:

President Boudreau stated that we now have a newly reorganized Adult & Continuing Education program, under the leadership of Dean Juan Carlos Mercado. He also stated that we need a new Strategic Plan and asked that we think about what we know that can produce the change.  He stated, building our planning process will be important.
President Boudreau also mentioned the Chancellor's memo regarding on-campus occupancy of 70% present applies to the administration and staff, not faculty.  He stated for staff, that 70% is the floor, not the ceiling and if an office has functions where they need more staff, you can ask people to come to campus more frequently than 70%.

President Boudreau informed the Cabinet that as a campus, we should be thinking about the following:

A Series of management approaches that include:

  • A master planning process so that we’re aligning the allocation of space with expansion and growth.
  • A budgetary process where we start thinking about what return on investment means (Investment in academic departments and staff)
  • A planning process that lays out what data we need in order to make data-driven decisions.

President Boudreau announced that as we approach the end of our Strategic Plan, our October 11th meeting will take place at a location away from the campus and will instead be a day-long Cabinet Retreat in order to start the planning process.  He will be bringing in a Facilitator and has asked everyone to clear their schedules for the day in order to attend.  He also asked that everyone start thinking about what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know to move forward.

President Boudreau then began the conversation on Customer Service/Enrollment. He stated:

  • As leaders of the college we need to start talking about customer service.
  • Know information and share with advisors and staff; everyone should be prepared to respond to students.
  • Management requires accurate data and an ability to hold people accountable for a plan.

Peer introductions by Dean Marta Gutman and Interim Chief Librarian, Lon Mendelsohn were postponed until the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Last Updated: 09/27/2022 12:42