When CUNY Baccalaureate was established by a Resolution of the University on February 22, 1971, that Resolution set up the following governance structure.

The governing body for CUNY Baccalaureate is a University Committee that advises the Academic Director on the administration, coordination, and development of the program. The faculty members of this committee are responsible for: recommending the awarding of degrees to the CUNY Board of Trustees; approving, auditing, and certifying the academic policies and procedures governing the program; and overseeing student appeals on programmatic policies, and procedures.

The University Committee is composed of faculty, administrators, and students. The membership of the Committee is:

  • the President of The Graduate Center or his/her designee
  • the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or his/her designee
  • a CUNY college president chosen by the Council of Presidents for a one-year term, or his/her designee
  • six faculty members and two alternates from different colleges and different disciplines chosen by the University Faculty Senate for staggered (two) three-year terms
  • five CUNY Baccalaureate students nominated by the Academic Director and approved by the University Student Senate for one-year terms.

Students interested in serving on this Committee should contact the Academic Director. Each academic year, the University Committee elects a chairperson from among the Committee’s faculty members.

Administration Members

Dr. Katherine Conway (Ex Officio)
Chair, University Faculty Senate

Dr. Vita Rabinowitz
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
: Dr. Lucinda Zoe
University Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Chase Robinson
President of The Graduate Center
Designee: Dr. David Olan
Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mary Pearl
University Dean / Provost, Macaulay Honors College

Faculty Members

Prof. Margaret Carroll (Chair)
Medgar Evers College

Prof. Paula Massood
Brooklyn College

Prof. Sharona A. Levy
Brooklyn College
Speech Communication Arts and Sciences

Prof. Alyshia Galvez
Lehman College
Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies

Prof. Gerald VanLoon
New York City College of Technology
Hospitality Management

Dr. Joseph Ugoretz
Associate Dean, Macaulay Honors College

Prof. Joanne Spurza
Hunter College
Classical and Oriental Studies

Prof. Emily Tai
Queensborough Community College

Student Members

Jawad Rashid, New York City College of Technology
Michelle Sheu, Baruch College
Kamal Walker, Hunter College

2017-18 Meeting Dates

Thursday, October 5, 1-3 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 1-3 pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1-3 pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 1-3 pm