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Recent Communications from Dr. Christine Mangino, President

September 14, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to share with you the interim appointment of Ms. Amaris Matos as Queensborough Community College’s first Executive Advisor to the President for equity, effective Monday, September 14, 2020.

As President of one of the most diverse colleges in the nation, I am steadfast in my commitment to inclusiveness, mutual respect and equity. As educators, we must do more than recognize and celebrate our diversity; we must scrutinize our policies, systems and practices, and change them, when necessary, to ensure that Queensborough is welcoming, safe and open to all people, ideas and voices.

Education that is truly respectful of everyone requires that we work together to continue fostering transparency and accountability among all members of our college community.

A first-generation college graduate from East Harlem, Ms. Matos most recently served as Director of Academic Affairs at Hostos, driving initiatives across the institution and working directly with students, faculty and staff in ways that supported the college’s goals and elevated the college’s diversity and inclusion ideals.

While at Hostos, Ms. Matos identified and addressed issues of access and equity in registration and enrollment processes, and introduced practices that addressed the needs of marginalized populations. Additionally, she worked with senior leadership on college-wide Cultural Competencies, and sought to align administrative practices with institutional access and equity goals.

As the liaison to the Hostos Diversity Plan, Ms. Matos helped track and report metrics that informed the college’s policies and practices. She also served as chief writer for the college’s 2017 Middle States Periodic Review Report and the 2020 Middle States Self-Study Design. In both reports, Ms. Matos centered the college’s work, addressing its historical role in educating students from diverse backgrounds, particularly Latinx and African Americans.

Early in her career, as a counselor at Prep for Prep, the nation’s foremost program for academically gifted African American, Latinx, and Asian American students, she supported the academic and personal growth of high school and college students, helping many – especially those among the first in their families to aspire to college – attend some of the most highly selective colleges in the country.

Her own college career began at Wesleyan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Government. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine; and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College.

Ms. Matos shares my commitment to collaborating with faculty, staff and students across Queensborough to strengthen and advance our culture of fairness and inclusion. She is the proud daughter of a single-mother who instilled in her a love for learning and an understanding of the role of education in creating social mobility. As a member of my Cabinet, her leadership, based on mutual trust and respect, will benefit our entire community.

I would like to thank my colleagues, both within the administration and from among the Black Faculty and Staff Association, who advocated for this college-wide role. Together with the upcoming appointment of a Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and working collaboratively with our current Chief Diversity Officer, I am confident Ms. Matos will advance many institutional initiatives in this important area.

Please join me in welcoming Amaris.


Dr. Christine Mangino
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York

The Cabinet

QCC Cabinet

The CUNY Board of Trustees mandates that each College in the City University of New York have a Governance Plan and Governance Body with mixed constituencies. Such bodies will deal with policy matters for the college and for the University. Queensborough has its own Governance Plan. That plan creates the Academic Senate as the local governing body and it has its own Bylaws of the Academic Senate and there are also the Bylaws of the Faculty, both of which need to be consistent with the QCC Governance Plan. The Senate and faculty have authority to alter their bylaws. Only the CUNY BOT may alter the Governance Plan upon request from the College being formally submitted from at least two of the following constituencies: the President, the Faculty or the Students supported by formal referenda.

Christine Mangino


Amaris Matos

Executive Advisor to the President for Equity

Timothy Lynch

Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Sherri Newcomb

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President

William V. Faulkner

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Rosemary Zins

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Brian Kerr

Vice President of Student Affairs

Stephen Di Dio

Vice President and Chief Communication & Marketing Officer

Liza Larios

Dean for Human Resources and Labor Relations

Lois Florman

Executive Counsel and Labor Designee

The Strategic Plan

QCC Strategic Plan

The strategic planning process, which is a college-wide effort, produces two kinds of documents: the annual strategic plan or "goals and targets" and the annual "goals and targets report" or completion report. Strategic planning at the college is a process that produces an annual strategic plan based on the strategic priorities of the college and an annual completion report that demonstrates the degree to which the institution has met its goals and objectives for the year.

The process is informed by the input from academic departments, college divisions, HEO and student feedback, and year-long consultation with the College Advisory Planning Committee (CAPC), which comprises the senior leadership of the college, the faculty, and the students.

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.