Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan Advisory Committee


Queensborough Community is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

In 2012, The City University of New York implemented a diversity action plan titled, Building on a Strong Foundation: A Strategy for Enhancing CUNY’s Leadership in the Areas of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion. This Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan was in effect from Fall 2013 through Fall 2018.  Queensborough Community College embraced this diversity action plan.

The first task in the Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan called for a revitalization of the campus faculty diversity committee. 

This Faculty Diversity Committee was charged with:

  • developing and implementing the Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan;
  • advising the President on all matters and issues of diversity;
  • facilitating and promoting ongoing opportunities for public discussion related to diversity;
  • promoting educational programs to reflect pluralistic values and goals, and
  • reporting annually to the University Office of Recruitment and Diversity on the progress made toward fostering diversity.

Because of faculty reassignments and changes in faculty roles and responsibilities, the committee experienced some membership changes during the 5-year period.

From Fall of 2014 through Fall of 2018, notable positive movement occurred in the gender and racial/ethnic composition of QCC faculty. 

Copies of the Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan and the yearly reports are located in the Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity, and the community is invited to review these documents by visiting this office (A 309).

The Diversity/Affirmative Action Committees are responsible for:

Advising the President of the College in formulating and implementing affirmative action policy on campus.

Reviewing proposed amendments to the College governance plan to assure compliance with the University’s non-discrimination and affirmative action policies and procedures.

Developing and implementing strategic diversity plans.

Promoting educational programs to reflect pluralistic values and goals.


First Name Last Name Contract Title Description Department
Naydu Carmona Assistant Professor Biological Sciences & Geology
Wilma Fletcher-Anthony Associate Professor Student Affairs
Wendy Ford Associate Professor Business
Marvin Gayle Associate Professor Engineering Technology
Jasper Lin Assistant Professor Art & Design
Trevor Milton Assistant Professor Social Sciences
Anthony Monahan Assistant Professor Health, Physical Education & Dance
Danny Sexton Assistant Professor English
Kerri-Ann Smith Assistant Professor English
Meg Tarafdar Assistant Professor English


First Name Last Name Contract Title Description Department
David Humphries Assistant Dean Academic Affairs
Liza Larios Dean Human Resources and Labor Relations
Laura Cohen HEO Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
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.

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.