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Top (l to r) Adam Rockman, Vice President for Student Affairs; Laurie Dorf, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President; Glenda G. Grace, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President; Meryl Kaynard, General Counsel and Special Counsel for Labor/Management Relations; bottom (l to r) William Keller, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Elizabeth Hendrey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Jeffrey Rosenstock, Acting Assistant Vice President, External and Governmental Relations. Not pictured, Richard P. Alvarez, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Retention.



President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez serves as chief education and administrative officer for Queens College, where he is responsible for maintaining and enhancing educational standards. He helps the college provide the best education for all students and articulates its mission to national and international audiences.

Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President Glenda G. Grace reports to the president and works closely with the college’s executive team, ensuring effective follow-up and efficient communications. She provides senior-level support and manages highly visible, complex projects and activities on behalf of the president.
Provost Elizabeth Hendrey administers all academic programs as chief academic officer of the college. Her office coordinates all faculty position and academic budget allocations and monitors academic issues, including the curriculum, accreditation, program reviews, and research. As vice president, she advises the president on matters relating to overall planning and allocation of resources.

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Vice President William Keller manages the financial, personnel, and campus maintenance side of Queens College, from business transactions to the operation of school facilities. Specifically, this department oversees Accounting and Accounts Payable, the Budget Office, Buildings and Grounds, the Bursar, Campus Facilities, the Office of Information Technologies, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, Mail Operations, Public Safety, Purchasing, and Sustainability.

Vice President for Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs, led by Vice President Adam Rockman, enhances students’ in-classroom experience with co-curricular resources and programs such as career counseling, health and counseling services, athletics, disability services, student housing, international student services, veteran student services, minority student affairs, the Child Development Center, Student Union, and student activities.

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Retention
As Vice President for Enrollment and Student Retention, Richard P. Alvarez oversees a newly organized division which will bring enhanced focus and support to all facets of admissions, enrollment, and retention of Queens College students, as well as our enrollment marketing efforts. 

General Counsel and Special Counsel for Labor/Management Relations
As general counsel to Queens College and the president, Meryl Kaynard provides legal advice and guidance to the college's academic and administrative departments, offices, and related entities. As special counsel for labor/management relations, she is responsible for labor relations for faculty and other instructional and administrative staff under CUNY bylaws, policies, and collective bargaining agreements. In addition, she represents the college in grievance and agency proceedings, serves as records access officer, financial disclosure and ethics officer, and as liaison attorney with the state attorney general's office on all litigation

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
As Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Laurie Dorf is responsible for directly managing the Office of Development and Alumni Relations office. Ms. Dorf has raised $132 million toward the $150 million Capital Campaign and increased the endowment from $25 million to $50 million.

Acting Assistant Vice President, External and Governmental Relations
Acting Assistant Vice President Jeff Rosenstock oversees both external affairs and governmental relations for Queens College. His portfolio includes being responsible for marketing/communications, government affairs, community relations, fundraising for specific projects, and serving as Executive Director of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and the Kupferberg Center’s Arts Advisory Board.


​Senior Administration

Director of Compliance and Diversity Programs
Cynthia Rountree implements CUNY/QC affirmative action, diversity, and nondiscrimination policies throughout the campus. She monitors and advises search committees regarding the recruitment and hiring process; compiles QC diversity data and prepares CUNY-mandated reports; provides EEO/AA/Diversity training to faculty, staff, and administrators; and investigates complaints of discrimination, including sexual harassment. 


 Office Information

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bldg: Kiely Hall
Room: 12th floor
Phone: (718) 997-5550


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