A message from the President-Designate
June 30, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Thank you for welcoming me. I am excited and honored to serve as Queensborough Community College's sixth president. I believe strongly in the College, its academic excellence, its people, and the CUNY values we share in providing access, equity, economic mobility and infinite opportunities for our students to succeed.
I am grateful to Interim President Lynch. Like so many CUNY students, we were both first generation college graduates and we believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of Queensborough.
I discovered my love for learning as a student at community college. It is because of my education and my experiences as a researcher and teacher that I place student success at the center of my work, and I strive for continuous improvement and innovation.
During the presidential search process, I met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, board and community representatives, and I was impressed by their passion and dedication. I look forward to meeting many more of you and learning about your specific roles and priorities over the weeks to come. These conversations will inform how we will work together to ensure that Queensborough remains a premier institution of higher learning.
Transitions can be stressful and so much more so during these times, but working together we will emerge even stronger, more resilient and equipped to add to and celebrate your achievements, our students' success, and Queensborough's excellence.
I look forward to joining you on August 17th.
Christine Mangino, EdD
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York