I am very pleased to advise you that tonight, the CUNY Board of Trustees on Faculty, Staff, and Administration officially recommended the appointment of Jennifer Rubain, JD, to serve as the College’s new Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services.

With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, Ms. Rubain has distinguished herself as a highly effective administrative leader providing strategic long-term direction at both the Central Office and campus level. She is currently the Dean of Recruitment and Diversity at the University and has a highly successful record of commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, including spearheading the creation and implementation of the University’s Diversity Action Plan. Ms. Rubain has made many valuable leadership contributions to The City University of New York and has earned the reputation of an efficacious collaborator with deep knowledge of compliance and other legal issues that affect the academic and professional lives of all CUNY students, faculty, and staff. Her advocacy has been acknowledged through her receipt of many awards, such as the University’s Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Award, the Award for Minority Access, and the Award for Facilitating Student Success.

Ms. Rubain holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Creighton University, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Baruch College, and she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Hampton University.

This appointment follows the reorganization of the divisions of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs. All academic support services previously reporting to Enrollment Management and Student Affairs have been moved to Academic Affairs including registrar, testing, academic advisement, and remedial support programs. The remaining offices from Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will now report to the new position of Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services. This reorganization will strengthen faculty voice in the delivery of services to students, and utilize Ms. Rubain’s expertise in strategic planning and operational management to effectively integrate student and enrollment services with an increasingly diverse student population.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Rubain to the College of Staten Island family.