Office of the President

A Message from President Christine Mangino

As President of one of the most diverse colleges in the nation, I am steadfast in my commitment to inclusiveness, mutual respect and equity. As educators, we must do more than recognize and celebrate our diversity; we must scrutinize our policies, systems and practices, and change them, when necessary, to ensure that Queensborough is welcoming, safe and open to all people, ideas and voices. Education that is truly respectful of everyone requires that we work together to continue fostering transparency and accountability among all members of our college community.

President Christine Mangino

Amaris Matos, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Amaris Matos

A first-generation college graduate from East Harlem, Ms. Matos joined Queensborough Community College in September of 2020. Prior to joining Queensborough, Ms. Matos most recently served as Director of Academic Affairs at Hostos Community College. During her tenure, Ms. Matos increased administrative accountability for the college’s largest division through the implementation of processes that increased transparency. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Matos was charged with oversight of division-wide operational planning, budget allocation and management, course scheduling and registration, HR actions, and accreditation activities.

While at Hostos, Ms. Matos identified and addressed issues of access and equity in registration and enrollment processes, and introduced practices that addressed the needs of marginalized populations. Ms. Matos also served as chief writer for the college’s 2017 Middle States Periodic Review Report and the 2020 Middle States Self-Study Design. In both reports, she centered the college’s role in educating students from groups historically excluded from the benefits of higher education, particularly Latinx and African Americans.

Her own college career began at Wesleyan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Government. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Santa Barbara College for Oriental Medicine; and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College.

The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging role is a Cabinet-level position. In this role, Ms. Matos provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated framework for equity at Queensborough. 

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.