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Veterans Day

January 28, 2023

Dear Queensborough Community:

Earlier this week, we mourned the deadly mass shootings that took place in California and deeply touched Hispanic, Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders communities. 

Today, my heart is grieving for the family of Tyre Nichols — a loving son and devoted father.

Like so many Queensborough students, Tyre was full of hope, creativity, and promise. 

His mother described him as a “beautiful soul who was taught to love everyone with an open heart.”

Tyre was on his way home after taking photographs of the sky when he was murdered by five Memphis police officers.

Tyre recently posted to his website that he believed everyone has a story to tell and wanted to capture those stories. “Photography helps me look at the world in a more creative way. It expresses me in ways I cannot write down for people,” he said.

Tyre should have made it home that night. 

It is not lost on me that this horrific incident is yet another painful reminder of the fear and trauma too often experienced by Black and Brown people. 

Let us reaffirm our commitment as an institution of higher learning to strengthen our community and build a more equitable and racially just world.

Please know that we are here for you. If you are in need of support, I encourage you to contact the Student Counseling Center at 718-631-6370 or the CUNY Work/Life Program for faculty and staff. If you just wish to talk, I invite you to stop by my office on the fifth floor of the Administration Building.


In solidarity,

Dr. Christine Mangino

The Cabinet

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The CUNY Board of Trustees mandates that each College in the City University of New York have a Governance Plan and Governance Body with mixed constituencies. Such bodies will deal with policy matters for the college and for the University. Queensborough has its own Governance Plan. That plan creates the Academic Senate as the local governing body and it has its own Bylaws of the Academic Senate and there are also the Bylaws of the Faculty, both of which need to be consistent with the QCC Governance Plan. The Senate and faculty have authority to alter their bylaws. Only the CUNY BOT may alter the Governance Plan upon request from the College being formally submitted from at least two of the following constituencies: the President, the Faculty or the Students supported by formal referenda.

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Christine Mangino


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Amaris Matos

Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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Sandra Palmer

Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

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William V. Faulkner

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Brian Mitra

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

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Stephen Di Dio

Vice President and Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Marketing and Communications

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Sangeeta Noel

Executive Director for Human Resources

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Lois Florman

Executive Counsel and Labor Designee

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Lanaia DuBose

Chief of Staff

The Strategic Plan

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The strategic planning process, which is a college-wide effort, produces two kinds of documents: the annual strategic plan or "goals and targets" and the annual "goals and targets report" or completion report. Strategic planning at the college is a process that produces an annual strategic plan based on the strategic priorities of the college and an annual completion report that demonstrates the degree to which the institution has met its goals and objectives for the year.

The process is informed by the input from academic departments, college divisions, HEO and student feedback, and year-long consultation with the College Advisory Planning Committee (CAPC), which comprises the senior leadership of the college, the faculty, and the students.

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Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.