The College administration is headed by Dr. Diane B. Call, who was appointed President of Queensborough Community College in January 2013. Dr. Call, whose career spans four decades at Queensborough and The City University of New York (CUNY), has held positions that have encompassed virtually all major areas of administration and academics at Queensborough.
Welcome to Queensborough Community College—committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education in a supportive environment. For more than fifty years, Queensborough has served students from Queens and the entire New York City region as a starting place to pursue their academic and career goals.
Queensborough proudly reflects the uniqueness of the Queens community—the most diverse county in the United States. We distinguish ourselves from other higher education institutions with our diversity of cultures, including nearly equal populations of African-Americans, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos. In fact, nearly half of our students were born in another country and 47 percent speak a language other than English at home.
A key goal for Queensborough is to provide an academic environment that strengthens students’ commitment and makes it possible for them to graduate or complete their goals in a timely manner. Our Freshman Academies offer every first-time, full-time student personalized academic advisement and student support services through their first two semesters, establishing an atmosphere that nurtures the growth of the individual student in a supportive environment. We are committed to significantly increasing the retention and graduation rates of our students and our unique Freshman Academies help accomplish that goal.
An important component of the Freshman Academies are high impact learning experiences—such as service learning, writing intensive courses, and educational opportunities at the College's three cultural resource centers: Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, QCC Art Gallery, and the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). Students also have a great many internship opportunities available to them – on-and off-campus. These enriched learning experiences serve to reinforce classroom teaching and deepen students’ commitment to their education.
Another hallmark of Queensborough is research. Members of our faculty are actively engaged in community college pedagogical research to study and improve the teaching methodologies to benefit our students. They conduct research in their academic disciplines, publish their findings, and compete internationally in academic forums. Plus, students have the opportunity to conduct research alongside their professors.
New students are encouraged to consider the future beyond Queensborough—whether a baccalaureate degree or a career. Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to help them reach their educational, social and professional goals.
I wish all students a rewarding experience here at Queensborough Community College, and the achievement of their goals and dreams in the years ahead.
Dr. Diane B. Call