President Frank H. Wu serves as chief executive officer for Queens College. He has the affirmative responsibility of conserving and enhancing the educational standards and general academic excellence of the college.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Price 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.
Interim General Counsel Judith Massis-Sanchez provides legal advice and guidance to the college’s president, academic and administrative departments, offices, and related entities.
The office of the General Counsel is also responsible for labor relations for faculty, instructional and administrative staff and, along with the Office of Human Resources, for other staff under CUNY bylaws, policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
In addition, the office represents the college in grievance and agency proceedings, serves as records access/FOIL officer, financial disclosure and ethics officer, compliance officer, and acts as liaison attorney with the state attorney general’s office on all litigation.
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff Desirae Colvin oversees the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Athletics as well as the major compliance operations of the Office of the President. She assists the president in managing and strategizing major issues and initiatives impacting the senior executive staff and all schools and serves as the president’s principal liaison to campus and community stakeholders.
Director of the President’s Office
The Director of the President’s Office Stacey A. Romano manages the day-to-day activities of the office and supervises office staff, oversees the college’s event planning office, develops and implements departmental policies and procedures, and oversees special projects and administrative initiatives.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, led by Vice President Jennifer Jarvis, supports and enhances student admission, enrollment, and in-classroom experience with co-curricular resources and programs such as health and counseling services, disability services, student housing, veteran student services, minority student affairs, the Child Development Center, student activities, and civic engagement.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations
As Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations, Laurie Dorf is responsible for directly managing the Office of Development and Alumni Relations office. She has raised $162 million exceeding the $150 million capital campaign and increased the endowment from $25 million to $80 million.
Vice President for Communications and Marketing and Senior Advisor to the President
Jay Hershenson serves as Vice President for Communications and Marketing and Senior Advisor to the President of Queens College. Vice President Hershenson provides strategic and public relations advice and support on major projects and on internal and external communications and marketing initiatives. He oversees the Marketing, Editorial, Creative and News Services departments. He promotes greater visibility of Queens College on a local, city, state, and national level.
Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Diversity
Jerima DeWese as Chief Diversity Officer/Dean of Diversity (CDO/Dean) oversees the Office of Compliance and Diversity. DeWese partners with the President and all campus constituents to spearhead and lead all College efforts to holistically establish diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility excellence as core values throughout all aspects of the Queens College community. DeWese serves as the Colleges’ DEI visionary and leads the College’s efforts of implementing all DEI initiatives outlined in the Colleges’ Strategic Plan. She champions and works to reaffirm the necessity, importance and value of having a diverse, inclusive and accessible college environment. As CDO/Dean she ensures that Queens College is diverse, equitable, accessible, emotionally intelligent and compliant. Ultimately, the CDO/dean works with all levels of the institution to establish and promote policies, practices and procedures that transform the culture and promote DEI education and awareness to: positively impact student, faculty and staff development, fosters effective community and organizational building, cohesion, synergy and relations by creating and implementing innovative industry best practiced DEI, compliance and accessibility programs, services and initiatives.
Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President
Troy J. Hahn serves as chief information officer and assistant vice president of Queens College. As the CIO, Hahn directs the Office of Information Technology, which supports the IT needs of the college administratively and academically. He is also responsible for developing the college’s technology strategy and providing leadership and direction concerning the technical operations of the college’s core academic and administrative applications, network, telephone, and data systems.
Assistant Vice President for Budget and Finance
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Budget and Finance provides leadership and analytical support in planning and organizing resource deployment specific to all fund sources at Queens College. Further, the AVP is responsible for creating and shepherding college-wide multi-year budget, resource, and strategic plans, as well as assisting all departments in meeting fiscal targets.
Assistant Vice President, External & Governmental Relations
Assistant Vice President Jeffrey Rosenstock oversees External & Governmental Relations for Queens College. He serves as the primary university representative to elected officials and advocate for the college on the federal, state, and local levels of government. His portfolio includes responsibility for government affairs, community relations, fundraising for specific projects, and oversees the college’s professional arts and cultural organizations, including the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, the Kupferberg Performing Arts Center, and the Queens College Arts Center . He works closely with arts and cultural academic departments to support public performances and acquisitions.
Assistant Vice President for Facilities
The Assistant Vice President for Facilities leads and supports the core facilities teams, includingBuildings & Grounds, Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Environmental Health & Safety and Facilities Grants and Sustainability. Position responsibilities include all functions of facilities management operations, providing for facilities planning, space administration, construction management, facilities maintenance and repair and renovations, physical plant management, architectural and engineering services, campus energy management strategy, sustainability efforts and external and university partnerships in facilities operations areas.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Lee Kelly serves as the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources leading the Office of Human Resources and is dedicated to the development and implementation of programs, processes, and policies that foster an environment of support, professional development, and employee appreciation. HR strives to provide the best customer service by communicating information related to payroll, benefits, personnel services, classifications, recruitment, promotional opportunities, policies and employee development. The office has four main functional units: Compensation & Benefits, Employment Services & Data Reporting, Staff Development & Recruiting and Employee & Labor Relations.
The operations manager Dhanya Bell organizes, leads, and helps execute institutional projects and initiatives. The Operations manager works closely with vice presidents, deans, directors, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students to identify and resolve campus-wide operational issues.