Committee on Environment, Quality of Life, and Disability Issues

2023-2026: (9 Members)

Committee Members

Prof. Changiz Alizadeh, Mathematics and Computer Science (2025)

Prof. Parisa Assassi, Health, Physical Education, and Dance, Secretary (2026)

Prof. Jill Bellovary, Physics (2026)

Prof. Dorith Brodbar, Counseling (2025)

Prof. Noelia Diaz, English, Co-chair (2024)

Prof. Edward Diller, Health, Physical Education, and Dance (2025)

Prof. Elizabeth Mauro, Nursing (2026)

Prof. Yusuf Gurtas, Mathematics and Computer Science (2024)

Prof. Tanya Zhelezcheva, English, Co-chair (2024)



Accessibility Committee

Chair: Prof. Angela Dotterman-Ridinger


Student Representatives

  1. TBA
  2. TBA



Vice-President Gissette Forte, Liaison, President’s Designee

Mr. Benami Freier and/or Andrew Muller, Liaison, Services for Students with Disabilities

Mr. John Triolo, Liaison, Office of Campus Safety

Prof. Anthony Monahan (Health, Physical Education & Dance), Liaison, Steering Committee

Mr. Mel Rodriguez, Liaison, Environmental Health and Safety

Ms. Isabel Hocevar, R.N., Liaison, Office of Health Services

Prof. Clara Wajngurt (Mathematics), Chair, PSC Health and Safety

Committee Upcoming Meetings:

Please contact:

Noelia Diaz (co-Chair,

Tanya Zhelezcheva (co-Chair,

Parisa Assassi (Secretary,

Bylaws Charges

Section 21. Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues

The Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues shall consist of nine (9) members of the instructional staff and two (2) students.

The Committee on Environment, Quality of Life and Disability Issues shall:

  1. Through a process that involves the administration, formulate and recommend to the Academic Senate policies and practices pertaining to the College environment in matters of health, safety, security, maintenance and allocation of facilities;
  2. Evaluate and report to the Academic Senate on the administrative response to problems in the College environment;
  3. Receive all proposals concerning naming and renaming campus facilities and make appropriate recommendations to the Academic Senate;
  4. Review and report on College Master Plan regarding facilities and the campus environment;
  5. Review the assessment of the campus with regard to services for students with disabilities and disability issues as the assessment relates and pertains to the campus environment and campus facilities and make appropriate recommendations to the Academic Senate.

Steering Committee Suggested Charges/Committee Goals

Thank you for your excellent work and Annual Report.

For your 2023-24 report, use the provided template without altering it -- this will make Steering Committee review more efficient.

Present your proposed Bylaws Charges changes to Bylaws Committee for their approval.

In accordance with your report, continue work on:

Assessing need for sub-committee on Child Care Center issues

ENVELOP funding and Humanities Building mosquito screens progress

ADA restroom renovation alternative that is within budget and avoids relocating equipment risers

Any planned student surveys including regarding SSD

Braille signage 

Melissa Reggio program assessment and progress on naming a liaison

Gender identity signs for restrooms

Progressing on implementing Comprehensive Learning Support Program at QCC.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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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 Gallery

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.