Dr. Archie Calise, Institutional Records and Planning, has been employed at Queensborough Community College since November 1970. He served as Assistant Registrar (Director) for Admissions from 1970 to 1979, Associate Registrar for Operations from 1979 to 1983 and Registrar from 1983 to 1999. In 1999, he became Director of Institutional Records and Planning, with Registrar and the Office of Institutional Research reporting to him. In 2006, he became the CUNY Module Lead for Student Administration on the CUNYfirst project, sharing his time with Queensborough and the CUNY Office of Computing and Information Services. This involved building the various modules that make up the student records portion of CUNYfirst. He has assisted in the development of CUNYfirst for all colleges in CUNY in the area of student records. His special expertise has been in assisting all CUNY Colleges in their formatting of pre-requisites for all their courses prior to their joining CUNYfirst.
Dr. Calise also served as a member of the CUNY Council of Registrars for the past 31 years and as its chair for 18 years. Over the years, Dr. Calise has served on many CUNY and Queensborough committees, including the CUNY Enrollment Management Council, CUNY Working Group on Articulation, Transfer and Curricular Renewal, and the CUNY Steering Committee: Working Group on Cross Registration and Scheduling Coordination. He has also used his wide area of computer expertise and statistics in developing many QCC and CUNY-wide reports. He has presented and served as Session Chair for over 30 years at many professional conferences in the areas of Economics, Statistics and Higher Education. Dr. Calise has a B.A. in Economics from CCNY and an M.A. in Economics and PhD in Economics and Public Policy from Fordham University. His dissertation, “The Effects of Tuition on the Socio-Economic Composition of the Student Body in a New York City Public College,” explored CUNY and selected private colleges before and after CUNY tuition was instituted in 1976.