A 1971 founding document established CUNY BA and a University Committee to coordinate and guide the development of the new program.

On June 23, 2003 the CUNY Board of Trustees approved a resolution, which modified the original founding document and a year later, on June 28, 2004, it was amended:  

a. The University Committee on the CUNY Baccalaureate Program shall be composed of fourteen (14) members and two (2) alternates as follows:

  • the President of The Graduate School and University Center or his/her designee,
  • the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or his/her designee,
  • a CUNY college president chosen by the Council of Presidents for a one-year term, or his/her designee,
  • six (6) faculty members and two (2) alternates from different colleges and different disciplines chosen by the University Faculty Senate for staggered [two] three-year terms, and
  • five (5) CUNY Baccalaureate students nominated by the Academic Director and approved by the University Student Senate for one-year terms. Each academic year, the University Committee shall elect a chairperson from among the Committee’s faculty members. 

b. The University Committee on the CUNY Baccalaureate Program shall be the governing body of the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. It shall advise the Academic Director of the CUNY Baccalaureate Program on the administration, coordination and development of the Program. The faculty members of the University Committee shall be responsible for recommending the awarding of degrees to the CUNY Board of Trustees. The faculty members of the University Committee shall also be responsible for approving the general requirements of the degree and hearing and deciding academic appeals from students, except that grade appeals on courses offered by the individual colleges shall be subject to the grade appeal procedures of the respective colleges. ​

Students interested in serving on this Committee should contact the Academic Director. Each academic year, the University Committee elects a chairperson from among the Committee’s faculty members.

Administration Members

Dr. Martin Burke
Chair, University Faculty Senate
Designee: Dr. Kathleen Barker
Vice Chair, University Faculty Senate

José Luis Cruz
Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost
Designee
: Dr. Lucinda Zoe
Senior University Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Policy

Dr. James L. Muyskens
Interim President of The Graduate Center
Designee: Brian A. Peterson
Dean for Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation, Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance

Dr. Mary Pearl
University Dean, Macaulay Honors College

Faculty Members

Prof. Margaret Carroll (Chair)
Medgar Evers College
Biology

Prof. Sharona A. Levy
Brooklyn College
Speech Communication Arts and Sciences

Prof. Jennifer Mangels
Baruch College
Psychology

Prof. Joanne Spurza
Hunter College
Classical and Oriental Studies

Prof. Emily Tai
Queensborough Community College
History

Dr. Joseph Ugoretz
Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Macaulay Honors College

Prof. Gerald VanLoon
New York City College of Technology
Hospitality Management

Student Members

Lucien Baskin, Baruch College
Emilia Decaudin, City College/Macaulay Honors College
(Marvin) Yui Him Lo, Hunter College
Gabriela Montano, John Jay College
Amber Rivero, John Jay College

Spring 2020 Meeting Dates:

March 25, 2020, 2-4pm

May 20, 2020, 2-4pm

The University Committee typically meets twice a semester, in September/October, December, March and May.

Meeting agendas will be made available here two weeks prior to each scheduled meeting.

Minutes of University Committee meetings are available upon request.