The Office of Public Affairs


The Office of Public Affairs serves as a point of contact between members of the campus community and the media, as well as heightening BMCC’s profile on a local and national level with both general and higher education trade media. Working with departments and offices across the College, we promote BMCC’s faculty achievement, student success and academic excellence to the citizens of New York City and beyond. The Office of Public Affairs is also mindful of opportunities to promote BMCC as a vital example of CUNY’s various initiatives in action.


Michelle Hernandez, DPS, MPA
Assistant Vice President, Communications, Marketing and External Affairs

Samantha Ramirez, Office Assistant


Tom Volpe, Director of Publications
Sharmela Bisram, Graphic Designer
Jeff Wong, Graphic Designer


Rosslynn Pieters, Director of Marketing
Louis Chan, Digital Marketing Coordinator/Staff Photographer/Social Media Manager
David Pangburn, Videographer

Public Relations

Lynn McGee, Communications Manager and Writer
John Cody Lyon, Communications, Publication Editorial Writer

Web and Multimedia

Cynthia Blayer, Web Content Manager
Rob Gizis, Graphic and Multimedia Design

Office of Public Affairs

245 Greenwich Street, Room F-1230
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 346-8501

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.