October 14, 2020
On October 14, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students were given the opportunity to meet BMCC President Anthony Munroe and other members of the BMCC Cabinet during a virtual Town Hall on Zoom.
Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs introduced President Munroe and expressed appreciation for his close attention to students’ needs.
“You are our top priority,” said President Munroe as he addressed the students. “You are the reason we are here. You deserve an opportunity for a quality education. We are committed to your success.”
Students posed questions on a variety of issues including access to student support services, financial support, club engagement options and what BMCC will look like in Spring 2021.
“The spring semester will be overwhelmingly virtual (online),” said Munroe, reminding everyone that BMCC is taking guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State. “We want to ensure that we all remain safe.”
During the virtual town hall, Michael Hutmaker, Dean of Student Affairs, relayed questions that were asked by BMCC students. Some of the questions were answered by other members of Cabinet who were in attendance, including Jorge Yafar, Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities; Diane Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management; Janice Zummo, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services and Joseph Spadaro, Vice President for Information Technology.
VP Wallaser discussed BMCC Navigate, an downloadable interactive tool that guides and empowers students to find study buddies, stay organized using helpful reminder alerts, sync class schedules to a personal calendar and receive personalized and time-sensitive details about enrollment steps, holds and status updates.
A final reminder – BMCC students who want to talk live to a Student Affairs staff person, should consider the Virtual Student Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., 2 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Students can also connect at: https://bit.ly/BMCCStudentAffairsCares (Password: cares).