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. Martin Burke
Chair, University Faculty Senate
Designee: Dr. Kathleen Barker
Vice Chair, University Faculty Senate

Dr. Jane P. Bowers
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost
Designee
: Dr. Lucinda Zoe
University Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Chase F. Robinson
President of The Graduate Center
Designee: Brian A. Peterson
Dean for Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation

Dr. Mary Pearl
University Dean, Macaulay Honors College

Faculty Members

Prof. Margaret Carroll (Chair)
Medgar Evers College
Biology

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
Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Macaulay Honors College

Prof. Joanne Spurza
Hunter College
Classical and Oriental Studies

Prof. Emily Tai
Queensborough Community College
History

Student Members

Lucien Baskin, Baruch College
Emmanuel Decaudin, City College/Macaulay Honors College
Gabriela Montano, John Jay College

2018 Meeting Dates

Friday, September 21, 2018,  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday, November 30, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm