Working Group

A working group, composed of faculty and staff, has been established to focus on three key areas:  

Recruitment- Examining the search process, recruiting sources, and best practices which may be shared throughout the University.

Retention- Assessing current and recent University retention programs such as the Faculty Fellowship Publications Program and Inclusive Excellence. Retention will also include an assessment of the campus climate for diversity and inclusion.

Accountability - Identifying best practices from within our system and at peer intstitutions for ensuring accountability and buy-in at every level of the institution.

The following plan of action will guide the working group:

  1.  The working group will review and discuss University practices, initiatives, and programs as they relate to recruitment, retention, and accountability.
  2. The working group will consider best practices used at peer institutions.
  3. The working group will develop recommendations to bridge the gap between current practices and best practices overall.
  4. The working group will summarize its findings and recommendations in a report which will be submitted to the DSSC.


Working Group Members


Kitty Bateman
Associate Professor
Basic Educational Skills
Queensborough Community College

Kofi Benefo
Assistant Professor
Sociology Department
Lehman College

Karl Botchway
Associate Professor
African American Studies
New York City College of Technology

Tamara Mose Brown
Assistant Professor
Sociology Department
Brooklyn College

Sandra Castellanos
Instructor
Dental Hygiene
Hostos Community College

Albert E. Croker
Chair
Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems
Baruch College

Olga Dais, Esq.
Executive Director of Compliance and Legal Affairs
York College

Danielle Dimitrov, Esq.
Affirmative Action Officer
College of Staten Island

Serafina Dolan
Human Resources Director
Hunter College

Pamela Edwards
Law Professor
CUNY School of Law

Joanne Edey-Rhodes
Lecturer
Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
Hunter College

Soribel Genao
Assistant Professor
Education and Community Programs
Queens College

Sheila H. Gillams
Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Medgar Evers College

Mario Kelly
Professor/Executive Officer
Educational Psychology
Graduate Center

Brian Kerr
Acting Affirmative Action Officer
Queensborough Community College

Liza Larios
Dean for Human Resources and Labor Relations
Queensborough Community College

Natalie Mason-Kinsey, Esq.
Director of Diversity and Equity Programs
Brooklyn College

Patricia D. Mathews
Chair
Center for Ethnic Studies
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Dawn Ewing Morgan
Chief of Staff and Director of Compliance and Diversity
Lehman College

Carmen Pedrogo
Affirmative Action Officer
Baruch College

Neal Phillip
Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department
Bronx Community College

Felipe Pimentel
Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Hostos Community College

Angel Rivera
Affirmative Action Officer
Kingsborough Community College

Edith Rivera
Affirmative Action Officer
Graduate Center

Elizabeth Robinson
Executive Director of Human Resources
Baruch College

John T. Rose
Dean of Diversity and Compliance
Hunter College

Cynthia Rountree, Esq.
Director of  Compliance and Diversity Programs
Queens College

Brandis Ruffin
Human Resources Coordinator
Queens College

Minerva Santos
Associate Professor
Language and Cognition
Hostos Community College

Andrew Smallwood
Assistant Professor
Social Science
Borough of Manhattan Community College

 

Iyana Titus, Esq.
Affirmative Action Officer
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Kyoko Toyama
Assistant Professor
College Discovery Department
LaGuardia Community College

Vanessa K. Valdes
Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages and Literature
City College

Tshombe Walker
Assistant Professor
African American Studies
New York City College of Technology

Edisa Weeks
Assistant Professor
Drama, Theater, and Dance
Queens College

Xiaodan Zhang
Assistant Professor/Sociology Program Coordinator
Social Science
York College

Ying Zhu
Professor
Media Culture
College of Staten Island