I am very pleased to present the first and second issues of our Countdown to CSI St. George newsletter. Throughout the Spring and Summer terms, we will be highlighting various aspects of the College of Staten Island’s investment in a return to our roots in St. George.

Our first issue focuses on the vision of President Fritz and others to expand the educational reach of this institution, foster the goals of the 30,000 Degrees Initiative, and to deliver a high-quality education, along with first-class student services, to the educationally underserved North Shore of Staten Island. With a schedule of classes geared toward first-year undergraduate and, from the School of Education, new graduate students in Fall 2017, now is the time to join us in not only preparing for, but also celebrating, this endeavor.

The second issue focuses on the reimagining of the North Shore neighborhood, as several major development projects are currently underway, highlighted by the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets projects. The College of Staten Island, through careful planning and timing, is extremely fortunate to be part of this renaissance with the development of our CSI St. George location, enabling the College to expand our reach and deliver on the promise of our Mission.

We look forward to bringing you additional newsletters in the coming weeks, and encourage you to submit feedback. If you have any questions about CSI St. George, please contact Mario D’Alessandro, Director of Enrollment Services, at mario.dalessandro@csi.cuny.edu or 718.982.2035.