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OFFICE OF
THE PRESIDENT


Office of the President

Advisory Groups



Throughout his tenure, President Wallerstein has established a number of permanent and short-term advisory groups to inform his leadership of Baruch College. Below is a list of standing committees that have an official charge, meet regularly, and report to College leaders or the president on findings and recommendations.

Athletics Compliance Team

The Athletics Compliance Team (ACT) functions to provide NCAA compliance oversight and assistance to the Compliance Officer and Athletic Department.

Chair
Olga Dais, Esq., Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs and Labor Designee

Members
Edward Adams, Senior Registrar
Marisa De La Cruz, Director of Admissions
Marc Edelman, Esq., Faculty Athletics Representative
Mary Finnen, Assistant Vice President for Finance
Mona Jha, Chief Diversity Officer
Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff
Heather MacCulloch, Director of Athletics and Recreation
Elizabeth Riquez, Director of Financial Aid
Carrie Thomas, Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics, Compliance and Eligibility; Senior Women’s Administrator

College Senior Staff

College Senior Staff consists of members of Cabinet, their direct reports, and any of their direct reports' staff who is a member of the Executive Compensation Plan or a full Higher Education Officer. This group meets approximately twice a semester to discuss policies, procedures, programs, and services, as well as issues of concern relating to managing and operating the College.

Co-Chairs
Rachl Fester, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation, and Institutional Effectiveness,
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff*

Membership
Zolicia Abotsi, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research
Edward Adams, Senior Registrar
Ted Altschuler, Director, Baruch Performing Arts Center
Frank Antonucci, Director, Campus Facilities and Operations
Angel Arcelay, Director Enterprise Systems and Services, BCTC
David Birdsell, Marxe Dean, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs*
James Boyle, Chief Administrative Superintendent
Suzanne Bronski, Director of Public Relations
Andrea Caviness, Executive Director of Human Resources
John Chandler, Director of Technology Support Services, BCTC
Boo Choi, Director, Administrative and Financial Services, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
John Choonoo, Director, Office of Institutional Research, Institutional Research
Ann Clarkson, Associate Dean and Director Continuing and Professional Studies
Katharine Cobb, Vice President for Administration and Finance*
Laura Cotkin, Assistant Vice President for College Advancement
Crescentia Coutinho, Director of Conference Services
Robert Curry, Director, Public Safety
Olga Dais, Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel and Labor Designee*
Paquita Davis Friday, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Operations, Zicklin School of Business
Patria De Lancer Julnes, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Cheryl de Jong-Lambert, Director of Communications
Marisa DeLacruz, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Angelina Delgado, Senior Director of Finance and Administration, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Dennis Dollack, Director of Tools for Clear Speech
Michele Doney, Director Student Academic Consulting Center
Arthur Downing, Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library*
Sandra Fajardo, Director of Academic Advisement
Jennifer Fallon, Director of Academic Administration
Mary Finnen, Assistant Vice President for Finance
Patricia Fleming, Director Student Disability Services
Thomas Gaimaro, Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
Lillie Glenn, Director of Budget and Administration, Zicklin School of Business
Mary Gorman, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives*
Donna Haggarty, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, College Advancement
Young Hah, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Diana Hamilton, Director, Baruch College Writing Center
Simon Harley, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment, Zicklin School of Business
Gary Hentzi, Associate Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Dorothy Himes, Enrollment Bursar Director
Meechal Hoffman, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Qing Hu, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Innovation, Zicklin School of Business
Leslie Ann Hunt, Director, Graduate Programs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Teresa Hurst, Director, Counseling Center
H. Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean, Zicklin School of Business*
Laura Jewel, Associate Director, Strategic Communications and Business Development, Zicklin School of Business
Mona Jha, Chief Diversity Officer*
Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students*
Helaine Korn, Executive Director of Graduate Programs, Zicklin School of Business
Karl Lang, Executive Officer, PhD Program in Business, Zicklin School of Business
Christina Latouf, Vice President for Communications, External Relations, and Economic Development*
Allison Lehr Samuels, Director Center for Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning
Linda Lemiesz, Director of Adjunct Services and Research Conflict of Interest Officer
Eric Lugo, Director of Government and Community Relations
Heather MacCulloch, Director, Athletics and Recreation
Lawrence Manganello, Assistant Vice President for Campus Operations
James McCarthy, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kannan Mohan, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs, Zicklin School of Business
Diane Oquendo, Director of Finance and Procurement
Kristy Perez, Director of the Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program
Keisha Peterson, Director of Research Compliance and Outreach
Patricia Price, Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President, Academic Administration and Faculty Development
Denyse Ramkaran, Director of the Office of Testing and Evaluation,
Michael Richichi, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology
Elizabeth Riquez, Director of Financial Aid Services
Mary Rivers, Assistant Vice President of Budget and Planning
Aldemaro Romero Jr., Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Janet Rossbach, Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement
Monroe Russell, Finance Controller
David Shanton, Vice President for College Advancement,
Clayton Shedd, Executive Director of Executive Education
Dennis Slavin, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation, and Institutional Effectiveness,
Naimah Smith, Director of Advancement Services, College Advancement
Ellen, Stein, Director, Starr Career Development Center
Kevin Taylor, Director, New Student and Family Programs
Damali Tolson, Director of Student Life
Lisa Vaia, Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Learning, Zicklin School of Business
Jody Vaisman, Director, Baruch Honors Program
Annie Verkus-Estrada Associate Dean of Students
Michael Waldman, Head of Collection Development, Library
Mitchel B. Wallerstein, President*
Gwendolyn Webb, Associate Dean for Executive Education, Zicklin School of Business
Leanna Yip, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Wayne Young, Director of Infrastructure Services

*Cabinet Member

Emergency Management Team

Appointed by the President, the Emergency Management Team mobilizes immediately during emergency situations when notified by the Vice President for Administration and Finance. The team will put into effect a coordinated and planned operational response, subject to decisions made by the President.

Members

Andrea Caviness, Executive Director of Human Resources
Katharine Cobb, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Arthur Downing, Vice President for Information Technology
Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christina Latouf, Vice President for Communications/External Relations
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff
James McCarthy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sam Johnson, Faculty Senate Representative
Robert Curry, Director of Public Safety
Lawrence Manganello, Assistant Vice President of Campus Facilities

Presidents Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion

The Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PACDI) serves as consultative body to the president on issues of diversity and inclusion and is charged with supporting Baruch in assessing and enhancing a diverse and respectful campus community.

Co-Chairs

Sam Johnson, Professor, Psychology
Leslie Ann Hunt, Director of Graduate Programs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Members

Cristina Balboa, Associate Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Andrea Caviness, Executive Director of Human Resources
Dakshatha Daggala, President, Undergraduate Student Government
Paquita Davis-Friday, Senior Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business
Patria de Lancer Julnes, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Rachel Fester, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
Patricia Fleming, Director of Disability Services
Mona Jha, Chief Diversity Officer
Rosa Kelley, Director of International Student Services
Robert Kunicki, Assistant Director for Student Success, Assessment and Enrollment Initiatives
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff
Scott Newbert, Professor of Management and Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship
Kristy Perez, Director of SEEK
Kyle Roberts, President, Graduate Student Assembly
Damali Tolson, Director of Student Life

President's Cabinet

The President’s Cabinet is composed of the senior leadership of the College, including the provost, vice presidents, deans, the chair of the faculty senate, and senior members of the president's office staff. The Cabinet meets weekly to address issues that affect the entire College. It is charged with framing policy and procedures, making recommendations to the president, and effectively implementing all decisions. The Cabinet is also responsible for aligning the College's strategic plans and available resources to ensure that the College fulfills its mission.

Workplace Violence Committee

The Workplace Violence Committee reports directly to the College President and consists of members designated by the President. The committee ensures campus compliance with workplace violence policies and procedures: reviews relevant records that concern workplace violence incidents to identify patterns in the type and cause of injuries; assesses relevant policies, work practices, and work procedures that may impact the Workplace Violence Prevention Program; and reviews survey responses.

Co-Chairs
Andrea Caviness, Executive Director, Human Resources
Olga Dais, Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs and Labor Designee

Members
Glenn Albright, Associate Professor, Psychology
Mona Jha, Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX, Section 504, and ADA Coordinator
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff
John Siotkas, Assistant Director, Public Safety
Damali Tolson, Director, Student Life
TBD, Assistant to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Classified Labor Relations Associate
George Yang, IT Associate, Public Safety ID Center
Robert Curry, Director of Public Safety
Lawrence Manganello, Assistant Vice President of Campus Facilities

Cross-Border Teams (CBT)

The Baruch College Strategic Plan 2013-18 called for an improved way of working at the College: one that is more collaborative, more data-driven, more communicative, and more goal-oriented. To that end, a number of cross-border teams were created with membership that includes representatives from Baruch’s three schools, Continuing and Professional Studies, and administrative units. Cross-Border Teams were established in response to goals identified in the plan and outcomes of needs articulated by College Senior Staff.

Retention and Student Success CBT

The Retention and Student Success CBT is charged with keeping the College on track to raising the six-year graduation rate to 75 percent. It also serves as the College’s Academic Momentum Team, supporting the initiatives of the CUNY-wide Academic Momentum Campaign. Launched in Spring 2016 by Mary Gorman, vice president for the Office of Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives, the CBT is comprised of representatives from Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research, the three school deans’ offices, and members of the faculty. As of May 2019, Robert Kunicki, assistant director for student success, assessment, and enrollment initiatives, serves as co-chair.

Co-Chairs
Mary Gorman, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives
Robert Kunicki, Assistant Director for Student Success, Assessment and Enrollment Initiatives

Members
Edward Adams, Senior Registrar
Paul Bachler, Director of Enrollment Management
Lisa Blankenship, Director of the First-Year Writing Program and Assistant Professor, Department of English
Marisa DeLaCruz, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
John DelValle, CRM Manager
Michele Doney, Director of Student Academic Consulting Center and Immersion Programs
Rachl Fester, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
Diana Hamilton, Director of the Writing Center
Gary Hentzi, Associate Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Art King, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Kannan Mohan, Professor, CIS; Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs, Zicklin School of Business
Kristy Perez, Director of the Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program
Debra Phillip, Enrollment and Retention Coordinator
Sharon Ricks, Executive Director of Undergraduate Advisement and Orientation
Elizabeth Riquez, Director of Financial Aid Services
David Rosen, Academic Support Coordinator
Dennis Slavin, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning and Assistant Vice President
Dan Stefanica, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Co-Director of the MFE Program
Melissa Sultana, Deputy Director of Academic Programs
Jody Vaisman, Director, Honors Program
Annie Virkus-Estrada, Associate Dean of Students
Andrew Wallace, Associate Director, Institutional Research

International CBT

The International CBT includes members from various departments and functions who are directly engaged in providing or promoting services to international students and guests. The purpose of the CBT is to build on the College’s legendary diversity to make a global perspective central to the Baruch experience.

Chair
Mary Gorman, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives

Members
Ann Clarkson, Associate Dean and Director of Continuing and Professional Studies
Cheryl de Jong-Lambert, Director of Communications
Young Hah, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Simon Harley, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment
Leslie Ann Hunt, Director of Graduate Programs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Rosa Kelley, Director, International Student Service Center
Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Diana Lazov, Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Global Initiatives, Marxe School
Myung-Soo Lee, Professor of Marketing and International Business, Zicklin School of Business
Matthew LePere, American Director, Baruch College’s Confucius Institute for Global Finance
Teresa Liu, Associate Director, International Admissions
Alexandra Lozada, Associate Director for Enrollment Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Richard Mitten, Director of Study Abroad
Edward Pea, Assistant Director of Housing Services
Thomas Rainey, Assistant Director of International Admissions
Janet Rossbach, Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement
Lene Skou, Deputy Director, Weissman Center for International Business
Nevena Tomanovic, Director of Global Programs, Continuing and Professional Studies
Leanna Yip, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Employee Engagement Taskforce

The Employee Engagement Taskforce is a CBT with the mission to cultivate an open and cooperative community that promotes and celebrates excellence at Baruch College through programming and outreach. With membership across campus departments, the vision of the Employee Engagement Taskforce is an engaged community of accountable, honest, respectful and courteous colleagues who strive for excellence at Baruch.

Co-Chairs
Kenya N. Lee, Chief of Staff
Evangelina Ocasio, Director of Professional Programs and Corporate Learning and Development, Continuing and Professional Studies

Members
Andrea Caviness, Executive Director of Human Resources (ex officio)
John Choonoo, Director of the Office of Institutional Research
Ann Clarkson, Associate Dean and Director of Continuing and Professional Studies
Kevin Taylor, Director of New Student and Family Programs
Natalie Velasquez, Office of Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives

Managers CBT

The Managers CBT works to improve communication of policies and operational procedures to managers and directors through informational sessions. The team also assesses managerial needs and concerns of this targeted audience.

Members
Sandra Fajardo, Director of Academic Advisement
Teresa Liu, Associate Director, International Admissions
Elyse Mendel, Director, Weissman Graduate Career Services
Denyse Ramkaran, Director of the Office of Testing and Evaluation
Lene Skou, Deputy Director, Weissman Center for International Business