Interim President Shares Strategic Planning Updates

June 29, 2020

Dear BMCC Community,

I hope you and those you love remain safe and strong, remain safe and strong, and that you’re able to enjoy the summer weather as New York City begins reopening. We are pleased to share that the full committee reports and recommendations for our Designing for Success strategic planning process have been posted on the website. Many thanks to our committee co-chairs and members for continuing their work even as we transitioned to working remotely and confronting multiple crises. We invite community input particularly on the recommendations proposed; please send your feedback to President@bmcc.cuny.edu by July 13. Despite having to extend our timeline, we remain on track to publish our 2020-2025 strategic plan by September.

Also, please recall that we will hold additional Zoom sessions to develop BMCC’s commitment to action to advance equity, diversity and inclusion, and to directly combat racism in all its forms. We invite everyone to participate in these conversations. Please send your name, department, email address and area of interest to President@bmcc.cuny.edu by July 13.

Finally, to protect the health and well-being of everyone in our community, we will be delivering the majority of instruction and support services from a distance this fall. Following guidance from the CDC and the safety guidelines for higher education issued by the New York State Department of Health, we are developing plans for reopening the campus with strictly limited capacity, requiring appropriate physical distancing and protective face coverings, monitoring of health conditions and hygiene, and repeated cleaning and disinfection. We are required to submit a re-opening plan to CUNY and will share that as well as additional guidance as soon as it is available.

Thank you, as always, for all you do to make BMCC a wonderful place to learn, work and belong— a top ten community college in the country. Please continue to take good care of yourselves and those around you.

With gratitude,

Karrin E. Wilks
Interim President
Borough of Manhattan Community College