On September 23, 2020, BMCC’s Academic Senate nominated four members of the BMCC faculty for consideration into the Rapid Response Enrollment Management Task Force, which was recently announced. The Task Force had two open positions. I am proud to appoint Eda Henao, Professor, Modern Languages and Ben Powell, Associate Professor, Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts, to join the Task Force.
The other nominated faculty members, Robin Isserles, Professor, Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice; and Andrew Smallwood, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethnic Studies, will be considered for Task Force subcommittees, which have yet to be established.
BMCC is launching the Rapid Response Enrollment Management Task Force to analyze and address fall 2020 enrollment declines. This is a solutions-based committee of individuals directly responsible for aspects of the student enrollment process that will act quickly to improve the enrollment management process.
Upon completion of its work, the College will launch a strategic enrollment management committee guided by a strategic enrollment management plan. The overall goal of this task force is to thoroughly examine the enrollment management process – from recruitment and pre-enrollment through attendance, and to intentionally redesign, where necessary, all aspects of the process to ensure appropriate communication with students, effective and efficient cross-departmental work, reduced burdens on students, faculty, and staff, and student service and support that reflects the College’s mission, vision, and values.
I appreciate the support from all BMCC faculty and the Academic Senate as we move forward to address these important issues affecting our students and institution.
Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College