President's Cabinet Meeting Minutes - May 16, 2022

City College President’s Cabinet Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2022

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, Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications
  • 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
  • David Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Office of Facilities Management
  • 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

President Boudreau opened the meeting at 10:00 AM and called the meeting to order.


President Boudreau announced that at the May 5th Gala he formerly launched our campaign. He stated, that the college is in campaign mode to $1 billion. He also stated, between the approximate $360 million we have now, eventually we want to get to $1 billion, which means taking into account new cash in pledges, investment earnings on the corporate’s and grants that are taken in by the Foundation, rather than the Research Foundation. The timeline internally is 10 years. However, President Boudreau stated, his personal timeline is when he leaves the campus to leave with $1 billion.
President Boudreau mentioned the working group on orientation for next year. He stated that he’d like to have a report from the group for the June Cabinet meeting on what orientation looks like.
President Boudreau informed the Cabinet that the search for Chief Operating Officer has begun.  The COO will have the same level in hierarchy as the Provost and will be in charge of all the non-academic functions on campus. 
President Boudreau mentioned two guides that VP Lam produced. The first is the “Adjunct On-Boarding and Research Guide.”  The other is a guide on how adjuncts can get payroll advances.

Commencement Activities: Permit and Attendance Issues

President Boudreau stated he would like the policy for masks to be required during indoors commencements.
Permits have been filed for the divisional and main commencement on the South campus.
All divisional ceremonies have the same capacity for the South campus.

Enrollment and Admissions Discussion and Planning (Including Emsi data use, Institutional Research)

President Boudreau mentioned we are down in enrollment and steeply down in transfers, largely due to the decline in community colleges.  However, we have a robust freshman class coming in.  Graduate student numbers are up.
President Boudreau stated that in order to rebuild our student enrollment up, we have to think about what our plan is going to be.
President Boudreau talked about the Emsi Report.  He stated the report talks about were our alumni are and how much money they’re making and what companies do we have a critical mass at City College alumni. President Boudreau also stated that one of the things Emsi does that we can do is generate one-page infographics that’s major specific.

Budget: FY23

Pres. Boudreau stating the outlook continues to be pretty good and capital funds were added.

Rangel Workforce Development Initiative: Roll-out

President Boudreau mentioned that the Rangel initiative was launched several weeks before the gala and is currently waiting to move into the SOC Space in Shepard Hall.  He stated that the first classes will be launched in June or July and the curriculum is being developed.
President Boudreau stated this initiative will be funded yearly by the federal government and if the administration in Albany doesn’t change radially, we will have a commitment to match those funds.  This will exist in our Adult and Continuing Education program.

Harlem Week Planning

President Boudreau informed the Cabinet of the college’s participation during Harlem Week. He stated this is a good time to talk to the community about our academic programs. 

Peer Introduction

Lucas Koehler shared something about himself.

The next meeting will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022. 

The presenters will be:

Marta Gutman, Interim Dean, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture.
Lon Mendelsohn, Interim Chief Librarian

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