Sandra Palmer, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty

Office Location: Administration Building 503
Office Phone: 718 281-5731
E-Mail: spalmer@qcc.cuny.edu

Dr. Sandra Palmer, Dean of Faculty, came to QCC as Dean of Faculty with twenty-three years’ experience in higher education. She started her career at Suffolk County Community College as a member of the faculty and moved into administration as Department Chair, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, College Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Sandra Palmer

Prior to coming to QCC, Dr. Palmer served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut and Chief Academic Officer at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. She has published articles on topics related to succession management, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and developmental education. She has made several presentations on college readiness specifically as it relates to Connecticut’s Public Act No. 12-40 requiring colleges to offer students remedial support through embedded and intensive/one semester courses to enable them to pass through more quickly and begin college level work.

Dr. Palmer earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago, and holds a Master’s degree in art history from the same institution. She also holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University, and a Bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Palmer’s focus is to continually improve the quality of teaching, learning, and student support. “Students come first, and it is to their success that gives all of us the desire to move forward.”

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
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.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.