2011 - 2012
On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 a panel from CUNY testified before the New York City Council Committee for Higher Education on the status of the ASAP program. Testimonies were delivered by John Mogulescu, Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Office of Academic Affairs; Regina Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community College; Donna Linderman, ASAP University Executive Director, Office of Academic Affairs; Jamel James, ASAP graduate of Kingsborough Community College and current Baruch College student; and Jazmin Rivera, ASAP student at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Click on the links below to read transcripts of their testimonies.
"I have been at CUNY for forty years... Over a long career, I have had the opportunity to build and run many programs. In all my years at CUNY, I have seldom, if ever, seen a program that has achieved the success of ASAP."
John Mogulescu, Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Professional Studies
"As valuable as ASAP has been to students in the program, it has proved equally valuable to Kingsborough itself. The success of ASAP has given our college insights into what works not only in helping our students earn a college degree but also in improving student learning."
Regina Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community College
"While representative of our community college population, our students' outcomes are anything but typical. They defy expectation through their intelligence, tenactity, and ... a strong desire to achieve great things and contribute to our City. They are supported by a dedicated ASAP team at each college, who are deeply committeed to student success."
Donna Linderman, ASAP University Executive Director
"There are a lot of students coming out of high school who need to build up their confidence and be exposed to a supportive network. ASAP was this and so much more for me. As John Dewey [wrote], 'Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life, but is life itself.' ASAP has helped me be an active participant in realizing my full potential."
Jamel James, Kingsborough ASAP graduate; current student, Baruch College
"I am very grateful to be in ASAP and would absolutely recommend the program to my friends and family. There are a lot of students coming out of high school that have big goals like me, but they need the tools to get there. Everyone needs a degreeto make it in this economy and a program like ASAP provides the resources and support to make that happen. ASAP has made a big difference in my life and I hope other students after me have this opportunity."
Jazmin Rivera, current student, BMCC ASAP