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Chief Diversity Officer / Dean of Diversity

Jerima DeWese (she/her) is Queens College’s first chief diversity officer / dean of diversity. She earned an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Management from QC in 2011 and has more than two decades of higher education experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), student affairs, academic affairs, enrollment management, human resources, diversity and compliance, alumni affairs, and fundraising and development. Most recently, she served as the chief diversity and affirmative action officer, Title IX coordinator, and ADA Section 504 compliance officer at Purchase College of the State University of New York (SUNY) where she oversaw the school’s Office of Diversity and Compliance and its Multicultural Center.

Title IX Coordinator / Director of Compliance & Investigations

The Title IX Coordinator has overall responsibility for implementing the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct. This includes overseeing the investigation of allegations of both Title IX Sexual Harassment and Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct.

The Director of Investigations examines allegations of misconduct and violations of laws, regulations, and university policies, coordinating with the below offices:

  • Public Safety – Criminal activity and threats of imminent harm
  • Student Affairs – Allegations of student misconduct
  • Human Resources – Allegations of employee misconduct

Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Diversity Jerima DeWese is currently serving in these roles on an interim basis.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist

Estefanie Lliguichuzca (***Bio Pending***)

Director, Center for Ethnic, Racial & Religious Understanding

Aysa Gray (they/them) is co-director of the CUNY DEI Incubator, associate director of CERRU, a member of the Black Latinx Faculty and Staff Group, and a founding member of the QC Mutual Aid Group. Their work focuses on disrupting systemic racism, antiblackness, and intersecting oppressions.

Compliance & Diversity Training Specialist / Investigator (Part-Time)

The Compliance and Diversity Training Specialist provides mandatory and supportive training on various aspects of Title IX and CUNY Sexual Misconduct and Non-Discrimination policies.

The Compliance and Diversity Investigator researches complaints of all types of discrimination involving members of the Queens College community, including allegations of sexual misconduct. The investigator works under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator and in collaboration with the following Offices:

  • Public Safety – Criminal activity and threats of imminent harm
  • Student Affairs – Allegations against students
  • Human Resources – Allegations against employees

Nancy Schick (she/her) currently serves in these two roles part-time, as she is also a full-time attorney and mediator. Nance is licensed to practice law in New York. She earned a JD with certificates in Government Law (Education and Tax) from the SUNY University at Buffalo School of Law and has more than three decades of experience resolving workplace disputes. Additionally, she obtained a certification in Ethno-Religious Mediation and served for two years as the main representative of a non-governmental organization at the United Nations.

Executive Assistant (Full-Time)

Vivian Cheung (she/her) has been dubbed the OCD’s personal Google. She has been a mainstay in the office and QC for nearly 20 years and will often be the first point of contact for students, faculty, and staff requiring assistance.

College Assistant (Part-Time)

Criseida Garcia (she/her) is the assistant few people see, yet whose work is obvious to those who need quick access to information and resources in the OCD.