Vice President for Student Affairs Appointment

Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, I am delighted to report to the College community the appointment of Dr. Jerald Jones-Woolfolk as the new Vice President for Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective July 15, 2009.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk has worked at Mississippi Valley State University since 2004, serving as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and prior to that, as Assistant Vice President.  Dr. Jones-Woolfolk also served in a number of senior level positions at the University of Arkansas at Pine Buff including Dean of Student Life, President of Faculty/Staff Senate, Associate Dean of Students for Residential Life, and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk holds a PhD in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Jackson State University.  Her external activities include presentations at professional conferences and leadership seminars, and participation in several community and professional development activities.  In addition, Dr. Jones-Woolfolk is the recipient of many professional awards and honors. 

I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Senior Vice President/Provost William Fritz.  The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search.

I also want to thank Interim Vice President Michael Daniels for his extraordinary service and dedication to our College in assuming the responsibilities of the division.  In this position, as in all positions he has held at the College, Michael Daniels has served with great distinction.  When Dr. Jones-Woolfolk assumes her new duties, Michael Daniels will resume his responsibilities as Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

I invite the campus community to join me in welcoming Dr. Jones-Woolfolk to the CSI family.

Asian Cultures Day

CSI’s annual Asian Cultures Day will be held on Thursday, Apr. 2  in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge, from noon to 3:00pm.

Asian Cultures Day will represent a variety of Asian cultures and countries such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, and more. 

There also will be an origami demonstration, henna demonstration, and a brush painting workshop, Feng Shui 101, and more. Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pluralism and Diversity Program and the Center for International Service.

Call 718.982.2597 for more information or stop by the Pluralism and Diversity Program in Building 2A, Room 208.

Second Annual Leadership Conference

The Second Annual Leadership Conference at CSI, “Students Impacting Communities,” will be held on Friday, April 3. The full-day event (8:30am to 4:00pm) is open to all CSI students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater CUNY community.

There will also be participants from several area colleges and universities and this event will serve as an opportunity for students and professionals to meet and share ideas, opportunities, and concepts in leadership and civic engagement. The conference will communicate and demonstrate the importance of leaders and leadership as well as the need for students to have an impact and to make a difference in our communities.  

The conference will feature two incredible keynote speakers, Dominic Carter (“Inside City Hall” Host/Senior Political Reporter for NY1) and Caryl Stern (President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Fund for UNICEF). 

We are thrilled about the day and we want to share this leadership opportunity with the entire CSI community.  In addition, we have invited students from the CSI High School for International Studies, other CUNY colleges, and the CUNY Leadership Academy, as well as from St. Johns University, Wagner College, and a group of students, faculty, and staff from Kennesaw State University, Georgia.  

You can download information about the conference and register here.   

Please call us at 718.982.2448 to let us know if you think you, your staff, and any of your students would be interested in attending, or if you have any questions.  It promises to be a great day.

Employee Recognition Program

President Morales has approved the selection of Jackeline Figueroa, College Lab Tech in the Department of Engineering Science and Physics, as the Employee of the Month for April 2009.

NYC Transportation Lecture

Cameron Gordon, the John J. Marchi Visiting Scholar in Public Policy, will discuss “Is the fare fair?: Transportation Equity in New York City,” as part of the John J. Marchi Lecture Series, on Monday, Mar. 30 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. How much should you pay to cross the Verrazano Bridge? Should the MTA hike the $2 fare? Should wealthier New Yorkers pay more for transportation than the less well off? Cameron Gordon will discuss these questions within the framework of ethics and economic analysis. His talk will demonstrate that there is nothing very fair at all about the way the costs of transportation are distributed in New York City.

Dr. Cameron Gordon is Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Canberra (Australia). His research interests include transportation policy, government privatization, and comparative public policy.

The public is welcome to attend. Please contact Richard Flanagan at or 718.982.2834 for additional details.

Gallery Exhibit

The Gallery of the College of Staten Island is delighted to announce an exciting new exhibition, “Cataloguing Attitudes: Contemporary Photography and the Archive,” running from Wednesday, April 1 to Thursday, May 14.

The exhibition features five innovative photographic artists, Myra Greene, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Fredrik Marsh, and the collaborative duo Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig, who address the idea of the catalogue or the archive in works of inspiring beauty, visual complexity, humor, and emotional depth.

Please join us for the opening reception, on Wednseday, April 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, where you will get the opportunity to meet some of the exhibiting artists.

“Cataloguing Attitudes” is co-curated by Beatrix Reinhardt (assistant professor of photography) and Siona Wilson (assistant professor of art history).

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 4:00pm and Saturday, noon to 3:00pm.

For more information click here.

Campus Peace Officer Exam

The Civil Service Exam unit will be accepting applications for Campus Peace Officer 2019 from now until Friday, Apr. 10, 2009. The filing fee is $30 and the exam is open competitive.

Applications will not be accepted at any college HR department or at the 80th street location. Applicants are encouraged to apply via Exam Xpress here.

Applicants not wishing to complete the application online can download the application here.

Candidates must be New York CITY residents (strict five-boroughs interpretation) in order to qualify. This is a permanent qualification change mandated by outside events.

Completed paper applications and the filing fee must be mailed to:

CPS Human Resources Services
Attn: CUNY Examinations
241 Lathrop Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815

To see all of the necessary documents, please click here. It will be the last item listed.