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Thank you!

May 16, 2024

Dear Partner for Progress,

I want to express my deepest gratitude for your attendance and incredible generosity at Wednesday night’s annual Partners for Progress Gala at Terrace on the Park. With your support through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations, and live pledges, Queensborough Community College raised a record-breaking amount for our students! We could not have done this without YOU! Your commitment to supporting our students speaks volumes about your compassion and dedication to creating access to unexpected possibilities for the students we serve.

Together, we celebrated our students, acknowledged our generous donors, and recognized our honorees. Our 2024 Honorees include our Community Partner of the Year, Talya Schwartz, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MetroPlusHealth; Healthcare Partner of the Year, Ash Tewari, M.B.B.S., M.CH., F.R.C.S. (Hon.), System Chair of the Department of Urology Mount Sinai Health System and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Tisch Cancer Hospital at The Mount Sinai Hospital; and Art Gallery Partner of the Year, Marlene Tseng Yu, Artist and Founder and Curator of the Rain Forest Art Foundation.

The support shown Wednesday night will make a huge difference in the lives of Queensborough students. Especially when you consider that 85% of Queensborough students with a tuition balance of just $500-$1,000 stop out of college before achieving their dream of earning a college degree. If you did not have a chance to give last night and would like to give, please use the link below.


On behalf of the 2024 Partners for Progress Gala Chair, Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, Dean of Elmhurst and Queens program and professor in the Raquel and Jaime Gilinski Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science and the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., thank you for spending the evening with us and for believing in the power of public higher education.

Below you'll find a link to see some of the photos from last night. The link will continue to be updated over the next few days!



Dr. Christine Mangino
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York

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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Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed

Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Stephen Di Dio

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Strategic Initiatives and Advancement

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Dr. Gissette Forte

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Amaris Matos

Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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Dr. Brian Mitra

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

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Lanaia DuBose

Chief of Staff

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Lois Florman

Executive Counsel and Labor Designee

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Nelmy Negrete

Executive Director for Human Resources

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.