When CUNY Baccalaureate was established by a Resolution of the University on February 22, 1971, that Resolution set up the following governance structure.
The governing body for CUNY Baccalaureate is a University Committee that advises the Academic Director on the administration, coordination, and development of the program. The faculty members of this committee are responsible for: recommending the awarding of degrees to the CUNY Board of Trustees; approving, auditing, and certifying the academic policies and procedures governing the program; and overseeing student appeals on programmatic policies, and procedures.
The University Committee is composed of faculty, administrators, and students. The membership of the Committee is:
- the President of The Graduate 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 faculty members and two alternates from different colleges and different disciplines, chosen by the University Faculty Senate for staggered (two) three-year terms
- five CUNY Baccalaureate students nominated by the Academic Director and approved by the University Student Senate for one-year terms.
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.
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
Prof. Margaret Carroll (Chair)
Medgar Evers College
Prof. Sharona A. Levy
Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Prof. Alyshia Galvez
Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies
Prof. Gerald VanLoon
New York City College of Technology
Dr. Joseph Ugoretz
Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Macaulay Honors College
Prof. Joanne Spurza
Classical and Oriental Studies
Prof. Emily Tai
Queensborough Community College
Lucien Baskin, Baruch College
Emilia Decaudin, City College/Macaulay Honors College
(Marvin) Yui Him Lo, Hunter College
Gabriela Montano, John Jay College
Amber Rivero, Medgar Evers College
Meeting Dates for the 2019-20 Academic Year will be announced soon.
The University Committee typically meets in September, 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.