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Queensborough Community College, City University of New York

President: Christine Mangino


Queensborough Community College is dedicated to academic excellence and rigor and to providing an affordable, high-quality education to pre-college, college, and lifelong learners. Our faculty and staff are committed to the holistic development of today’s students in a nurturing and diverse environment that prepares them to be successful in a dynamic workforce. The College affirms its open admissions policy and its strong support of critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, global awareness, civic responsibility, and cultural and artistic appreciation.

Signature Racial Equity Activities

  • Created a racial equity-focused five year strategic plan
  • Created the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging position, a Cabinet-level role
  • Created a Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity position
  • Administered the USC NACCC surveys for students, faculty and staff
  • Restructured our search process to increase inclusion and reduce the potential impact of biases
  • Created dashboards that expand data access and utility
  • Articulating REJI work with membership in Achieving the Dream Social and Economic Mobility cohort
  • Launched New York City’s only Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. 


For more information contact Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI) Team Lead

Amaris Matos, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging