Welcome to the Office of the President


November 21, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Colleagues,

As president of Queensborough, I am grateful for the care we give, the opportunities we provide our students, and how we work together to advance the work of the College. I am encouraged each day by the commitment shown by our faculty and staff to ensure every student succeeds. 

Later this morning, faculty, staff, students, and elected officials will partner to distribute food and groceries for our Give Thanks, Give Back event. This outpouring of support for members of our campus community who are in need represents the best of who we are, and that is something for which we can all give thanks. 

Still, this time of year can be especially hard for many people, and I want to acknowledge those who are in that space right now. The Department of Counseling and the Office of Human Resources have resources available to help you navigate what may be a stressful time. Additionally, my door is always open if you need to check-in. 

The respect and concern that our College community shares with one another is unparalleled, and I am thankful to be a member of this amazing community.

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. 


With gratitude,

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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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.