I am writing to give you an update on recent happenings at our College. Officially I will assume the position of Provost on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 and I look forward to working with all of you this fall.

The summer has been a busy one. Last evening, we completed the submission of our 16th course to the Pathways CUNY Common Core Review Committees. With that submission, we are on track to meet the projections that the College forwarded to the Chancellor’s office on July 16, 2012. Meeting this target took a lot of hard work and I am appreciative to the faculty, our senior administrators, and our staff for making the extra effort required by this process. I am sensitive to the fact that the Pathways initiative is a perturbation to the normal summer activities of the faculty and am grateful for the cooperative spirit that is being manifested. I am confident that working together, we can meet the challenges and take advantage of the many opportunities that face this College.  

We are now busy preparing for the New Faculty and New Chairs orientation sessions scheduled for the week of August 20, 2012. It is an exciting time and I look forward to getting to know our new colleagues and to a productive and fulfilling fall semester.