Message from the Chancellor: Matthew Goldstein

Published: October 31, 2012

Dear members of the University community,

All members of The City University of New York community–students, faculty, staff, alumni and our many friends of CUNY colleges–are diligently working to cope with the aftermath challenges associated with Hurricane Sandy.

I want to express our deepest concern and strongest support for those who may have suffered personal or property loss during this difficult time. Our profound condolences go to the families and friends of Jacob Vogelman, a 23-year old MFA student enrolled in Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and of his 24-year old friend, Jessie Streich-Kest, both killed by a falling tree in Ditmas Park.

All campuses should provide appropriate grief and other counseling services as part of the overall rebuilding process. Please be advised that Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management Gloriana ( Ginger) B. Waters and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Frank Sanchez are available to work with your staff to identify available resources and best practices.

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