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.

Faculty Members

Prof. Nancy Aries
Baruch College
Public Affairs; Director Baruch Honors Program

Prof. Margaret Carroll (Chair, 2014-15)
Medgar Evers College

Prof. Paula Massood
Brooklyn College

Prof. Joanne Spurza
Hunter College

Prof. Ying Zhu
Media Culture
College of Staten Island

Prof. Patrick O’Halloran
New York City College of Technology
Hospitality Management

Prof. Emily Tai
Queensborough Community College

Administration Members

Dr. Terrence Martell (Ex Officio)
Chair, University Faculty Senate

Dr. Julia Wrigley
Acting Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
: Dr. Lucinda Zoe
University Dean for Academic Initiatives

Dr. Chase Robinson
Interim President of The Graduate Center
Designee: Dr. Mario Kelly
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate Center

Dr. Ann Kirschner
University Dean, Macaulay Honors College
Designee: Dr. Joseph Ugoretz
Associate Dean, Macaulay Honors College

Student Members

Ms. Ilana Gelb, Baruch College
Mr. Khaair Morrison, Hunter College
Mr. Javier Picayo, Hunter College
Mr. Adam Poplawski, John Jay College
Mr. Adam Raabe, Hunter College
Mr. Anthony Reinhart, John Jay College
Mr. Benjamin Rohr, Kingsborough Community College
Ms. Pennell Somsen, City College

Dates, times, locations at the Graduate Center for 2014-15 meetings:

October 8, 2014, (2:30-4:30) Room 8301
December 5, 2014  (2:30-4:30) Room 8301
March 6, 2015 (2:30-4:30)  Room 8301
May 1, 2015 (2:30-4:30) Room 8301