Faculty Handbook

Administrative Structure

Office of the President

The primary responsibility of the president, under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, is “the conserving and enhancing of the educational program” and “the providing of leadership to the college community for the purpose of achieving these ends” (Board of Trustees, Article 11.4). Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, appointed in 2018, is the Interim President of Queensborough Community College. A native New Yorker and first-generation college student, Dr. Lynch earned degrees from Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, all in History.

As an award-winning scholar and seasoned administrator, Dr. Lynch's broad scope of experience in public higher education includes that of faculty member, department chairperson, and chief academic officer at public universities in California and New York. Before joining Queensborough he served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at SUNY Maritime College, with prior teaching and administrative experience at the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus of the California State University system.

While at Maritime, Dr. Lynch oversaw the efforts that led to the creation and funding of the institution's first Center for Teaching and Learning, which improved retention, persistence and graduation rates while also providing important faculty development opportunities for individuals interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs administers the academic programs of the College to ensure the maintenance of standards and compliance with University, State, and federal education regulations and procedures. The office works with the faculty in the process of evaluating and upgrading existing academic programs; creating new courses and programs; and in bringing academic issues to the College community for discussion. The office provides support for faculty research and for initiatives affecting students' academic success. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is also responsible for overseeing the procedures relating to the recruiting, hiring, re-appointment and tenure of faculty. The following areas are under the supervision of the Office for Academic Affairs: all academic departments; The Academies, the Kurt R. Schmeller Library; the Registrar; the Student Learning Center; the Campus Writing Center; the Academic Computing Center; the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development; Grants and Sponsored Programs; College Now; CUNY Start; Business Technology Early College High School (BTECH); CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP); NYC Men Teach; and the Transfer Resource Center.

More information on the Office of Academic Affairs may be obtained online.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for providing a network of quality student development and student support programs/services designed to help students succeed, including Academic Success, Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), Admissions, Career Services, Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad, College Discovery, Counseling, College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate, Empower), Financial Aid, Health Services, Military & Veterans' Services, New Student Engagement, Queensborough Academies, Services for Students with Disabilities, Single Stop, Student Activities, Student Conduct, and the Testing Services Center. The Vice President is also responsible for administering University and College policy regarding student behavior, implementing student disciplinary procedures, and overseeing the expenditure of student fee monies through the QCC Student Activities Association Inc.

More information on the Office of Student Affairs may be obtained online.

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

The Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as chief financial officer and is responsible for the operations of Accounting and Related Entities, Budget, Buildings and Grounds, Bursar, Campus Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Information Technology, Central Receiving and Supplies, Public Safety, Purchasing and Transportation. The vice president serves as the treasurer of the Queensborough Community College Enterprise Association, Inc. and the Queensborough Community College Student Activities Association, Inc.

More information on the Office of Finance & Administration can be obtained at:/financeAdmin/index.html

Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The Office of Institutional Advancement, headed by the vice president for this division, includes the following departments: External Affairs, Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, and the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center.

Development and Alumni Relations

In conjunction with the Queensborough Community College Fund Inc., a separate 501(c)3 private non-profit organization established in 1975 to secure and manage charitable contributions to the College, funds are raised to guarantee scholarships to future generations of students and to enrich the learning experiences of Queensborough students.

More information on the Office of Institutional Advancement can be obtained online.

External Affairs

The College's ongoing presence and involvement with local, state and federal legislators and its community relationships are managed by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

For over 40 years, the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) has brought world-class entertainment reflecting a wide range of music, theatre, dance and cultural events to the local community. Additionally QPAC serves as the home for the College's student productions.

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery

The Art Gallery's commitment to providing students with learning opportunities has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and its permanent exhibit on African Art has received critical acclaim from The New York Times. The Gallery's permanent collections are acquired to mirror the diversity of the student population.

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)

The mission of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) is to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism, and stereotyping. The Center seeks to encourage an awareness of, and appreciation for, the value of diversity in a pluralistic society. With originally researched customized exhibits, lectures, films, student internships, and docent programs, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center serves the greater community in addition to Queensborough students.

Office of the Vice President of Marketing and Communication

The Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communication Officer is responsible for developing and executing the college-wide marketing plan for enrollment and fund-raising purposes. The Office of Marketing and Communication manages all print, web communications, and advertising with the College's external audiences; coordinates the production of major academic publications like the College catalogue and schedule of classes; and publicizes College initiatives within the campus community and to the media and press. The Vice President serves as the spokesperson for the College and is responsible for the dissemination of communication and materials to promote the College, its programs, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and cultural centers. The Vice President heads the development and implementation of all branding and communication guidelines and strategies. The office is also responsible for alumni relations, public and media relations, public engagement and community outreach, publications, advertising, website strategy and development, social media and digital marketing, enrollment marketing, electronic communication, photography, videography, content strategy and development, printing and production services.

More information on the Office of Marketing and Communication can be obtained online.

Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations

The Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations, headed by the dean, includes the offices of Faculty and Staff Relations, Personnel, Labor Relations, Legal Affairs, Adjunct Services and Payroll. The department provides services and resources related to recruitment, employment processing, employee benefits (including health, welfare and pension), performance management, classification and compensation, payroll, time, leave and attendance, as well as employee labor relations and legal affairs.

Information related to these areas can be found online.

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.