As chief educational and administrative officer of Queens College, President James Muyskens 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.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost James Stellar administers all academic programs as chief academic officer of the college. His office coordinates all faculty position and academic budget allocations and monitors academic issues, including the curriculum, accreditation, program reviews, and research. As vice president, he advises the president on matters relating to overall planning and allocation of resources.
Acting Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Strategic Planning and Enrollment Management
Acting Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Elizabeth Hendrey directs the college’s financial and administrative arm, which provides support services that advance the teaching mission of the college. She oversees the offices of Admissions, the Bursar, Financial Aid, the One Stop Service Center, and the Registrar, as well as Human Resources and Public Safety. Additionally, she is responsible for the college’s international initiatives including the Office of Global Education, Study Abroad and the “Year Of” program.
Acting Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of Compliance and Diversity Programs
The Division of Student Affairs, led by Acting 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.
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 discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment.
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.