Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium

2019-2020 Applications Now Being Accepted

 Application Deadline: December 21, 2018

Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium is a professional development program for CUNY faculty and staff who are interested in a career in higher education leadership – with a particular emphasis on those interested in leadership positions within CUNY.  The program, which aims to cultivate a diverse group of future leaders, supports and celebrates CUNY’s commitment to a diverse community that is inclusive of all groups and individuals. The program is a partnership among CUNY, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Harvard Club of New York and is funded by a generous grant from the Harvard Club of New York Foundation and matching funds from CUNY.

Program participants will

  • Attend leadership development training at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in summer 2019 (at no cost to the participant or his/her college)
  • Shadow a CUNY administrator who will serve as a mentor in 2019-20
  • Participate in cohort meetings with CUNY Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Presidents and others
  • Complete a project that addresses CUNY’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and benefits their college and their mentor’s college

 

Program Requirements

  1. Summer 2019: For the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) leadership program, participants will need to be at Harvard University in Boston, MA for two weeks.
  2. Academic Year 2019-2020: It is estimated that participants will need to devote 6-9 hours per week on program activities (i.e., shadowing, meetings, project).
  3. Compensation for participant time
  • In order to allow sufficient time for program activities, faculty accepted into the program will receive one 3-credit course release per semester in academic year 2019-20. CUNY central will transfer $8000 (i.e., $4000 per course) per faculty member accepted into the program to the participant’s college.
  • Colleges will not be compensated for the time administrators accepted into the program devote to program activities because the participant’s project will benefit the college and program participation will serve as professional development for the administrator. Applicants should confirm with their supervisors that this is acceptable BEFORE applying to the program.

 

Eligibility

Participants must have at least two years of academic/higher education leadership experience to be eligible for this program.

Tenured (at the time of application) professorial rank faculty with administrative experience (e.g., as department chair, college/university governance leader, college-wide or university-wide task force leader) and mid-level administrators, including Assistant and Associate Deans and Provosts, Directors and Higher Education Officers (i.e., full HEOs), are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be committed to diversity of thought, perspective and identity and the idea that inclusion strengthens the University.

For additional information, including application requirements, please download the application here.

APPLY HERE

Questions?  Contact one of the program directors:

Dr. Arlene Torres, PI, Mellon Faculty Diversity and Career Enhancement Initiative at Arlene.Torres@cuny.edu.

Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at Annemarie.Nicols-Grinenko@cuny.edu or 646-664-8068.

The Inaugural 2018 – 2019 Program

There were 72 applicants for eight positions in the program

The 2018 – 2019 Inaugural Cohort

Dr. Stanley Bazile, Dean of Students, Lehman College

Mentor: Dr. David Gomez, President, Eugenia María de Hostos Community College

Dr. Derrick Brazill, Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences, Hunter College

Mentors: Dr. Susan Rotenberg, Interim Dean of Faculty, Division of Math and Natural Sciences, and Dr. Michael Wolfe, Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences, Queens College

Dr. Dara Byrne, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Retention and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mentor: Dr. Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College

Jane Cho, Director of Administration, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College

Mentor: Dr. David Christy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Baruch College

Danielle Dimitrov, Esq., Interim Executive Director of Student Services, College of Staten Island

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Rosa, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, CUNY

Dr. Shelly Eversley, Associate Professor, English, Baruch College and Director of Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY

Mentor: Karol Mason, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Shu-Ping (Sandie) Han, Professor and Chair, Mathematics, New York City College of Technology

Mentor: Dr. Karrin Wilks, Interim President, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Dr. Ted Ingram, Professor of General Counseling, Bronx Community College

Mentor: Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Baruch College

Mentor to the Inaugural Cohort

Dr. Claudia Schrader, President, Kingsborough Community College

MentorDr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez , President, Queens College

Questions?  Contact one of the program directors:

Dr. Arlene Torres, PI, Mellon Faculty Diversity and Career Enhancement Initiative, CUNY at Arlene.Torres@cuny.edu.

Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at Annemarie.Nicols-Grinenko@cuny.edu or 646-664-8068.