Dr. Christine Mangino

Dr. Christine Mangino, the sixth president of Queensborough Community College, formerly served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.

Dr. Mangino is an alumna of the Aspen Presidential Fellow for Community College Excellence, a leadership program that prepares community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve high and equitable levels of student success.

She began her tenure at Hostos as an Assistant Professor for Early Childhood Education in 2004 and soon after served as Coordinator, Chairperson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Provost. Prior to Hostos, Dr. Mangino taught in both an early childhood center, as an elementary school teacher, and later on as an adjunct professor at St. John's University. She served on nine doctoral dissertation committees, chairing four of them. Dr. Mangino began her education earning an Associate's degree from Nassau Community College, a Bachelor's and Master's degree in education from Hofstra University and a doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership from St. John's University. Like many community college students, Dr. Mangino was the first in her family to attend college.

Dr. Mangino presents at national and international conferences on topics such as differentiated instruction, learning styles, and leadership. She was an invited keynote speaker for faculty at Oregon State University, the 21st Century Principals Forum in Beijing and Shanghai, China and for an international Learning Styles conference in Denmark. Dr. Magino has served her community as the co-president of the North Merrick Special Education Parent Teacher Association, a Girl Scout leader, and a volunteer counselor for a suicide hotline.

Dr. Denise Maybank

Dr. Denise B. Maybank is the recently appointed Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for the City University of New York. In this role, she assumes responsibility for unifying the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management functions of the university’s Central Office to guide the work of supporting student engagement from recruitment through to completion and beyond.

Prior to joining CUNY, she served as the Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University (MSU). During her 15-year tenure at MSU, she served in progressive leadership roles, beginning as an Associate Vice President in 2005. Dr. Maybank contributed to significant initiatives structuring the undergraduate experience, developed partnerships with the Graduate School and colleges to initiate the Graduate Student Life and Wellness emphasis, and she conceived and implemented lasting innovative programs and services.

Throughout her career, she has been a member of professional associations representing the disciplines and contexts in which she serves. She is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board of Directors, representing the Council on Student Affairs; she values the opportunities to have her voice and expertise included in national initiatives on higher education. As an active member of the communities in which she lives, she has served on various boards of directors for civic and social service organizations, often being elected to leadership positions. She is also an active member of her church community and sorority.

A lifelong learner, Dr. Maybank has earned additional credentials as an educational leader through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University and a MA in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Maybank is a proud CUNY alumna, having earned a BA in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College.

Brian Cohen

Brian Cohen joined The City University of New York (CUNY) as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) in December 2001. As the Vice-Chancellor for Technology and University CIO, Cohen directs the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS), which supports the enterprise IT needs of the University and houses its data center. He is also responsible for developing the University’s technology strategy and providing leadership and direction with respect to the operation of CUNY’s technology systems, core business applications, voice and data networks, IT Security, data center operations as well as the implementation of the University’s enterprise resource planning project (CUNYfirst).

Cohen has taken multiple steps to ensure that CUNY has state-of-the art, cost-effective technology in areas as disparate as student registration to emergency management. In addition to bringing the Blackboard learning system to CUNY Cohen has developed and spearheaded CUNYfirst – a major multi-year effort to replace over 25 disparate, antiquated university systems that support student administration, financial management and human resource management with one fully integrated solution. He was also instrumental in developing CUNY Alert, a customized, campus-centered emergency messaging system built upon a single university-wide platform.

To develop and coordinate technology strategy, Cohen co-chairs the IT Steering Committee composed of campus CIOs. The Committee meets monthly to develop technology strategy across CUNY campuses and has been key in reducing IT costs through aggregate purchases of enterprise services.

Within CIS, Cohen has established the following offices to better serve the CUNY community: a Chief Information Security Officer to ensure that CUNY campuses have the procedures, tools and training necessary to ensure a secure online experience; a Project Management Office to support the development of enterprise solutions through the use of formal project management methods and tools; and a Technology Training Office that coordinates IT professional development activities including IT Leadership Professional Training for all CUNY staff.

Prior to joining CUNY, Cohen served as Deputy Commissioner in the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) from 2000 to 2001. In this role, he was responsible for using technology solutions to support City business operations and overseeing the City’s E-Government Office and internal consulting technology staff. Cohen developed the City of New York’s E-Government strategy and implemented a new nyc.gov website that provides many services traditionally only available by visiting government offices.

From August 1997 to January 2000, Cohen served as Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations – Year 2000 Project Office (Y2K). Prior to this appointment, Cohen worked in various positions in the Mayor’s Office of Operations beginning in 1993. Cohen received a B.S. in Computer Science from St. John’s University and a J.D. from Touro Law School.

Dr. Christopher Rosa

Dr. Christopher Rosa was appointed Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, effective July 1st.
Interim Vice Chancellor Rosa served as the University’s Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for eight years. Prior to serving as Assistant Dean, Dr. Rosa was the Central Office’s Director of Student Affairs, where he was responsible for administrative leadership of key student service areas including Student Activities, Mental Health and Wellness Services, International Student and Scholars Services, Veterans Services, Child Care, Women’s Centers, and Career Services. This year, he celebrates his 30th year of service to CUNY—first as a student leader, later as a member of its faculty, and in more recent years as an administrative leader.

Dr. Rosa joined the CUNY Office of Student Affairs in July 2004 after 11 years of student affairs experience at his alma mater, Queens College. While at Queens, Interim Vice Chancellor Rosa served as Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and Director of the College’s Student Support Services Program, following time spent as the College’s 504/ADA Compliance Officer, Affirmative Action Officer, and Student Disciplinary Officer. While Dr. Rosa has diverse, broadly-based student development experience, he is best known at CUNY for his nationally-recognized work on behalf of inclusive higher education opportunities for students with disabilities—he has secured more than $12 million in external funding to support efforts in this area. These include the highly acclaimed CUNY LEADS program, which transitions CUNY graduates with disabilities to competitive employment at more than twice the national average, and more recently, the establishment of model inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities at CUNY, through funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

A published disability studies scholar, Interim Vice Chancellor Rosa serves in national leadership roles for organizations that promote access and wellness for Americans with Disabilities, including Chair of the Executive Committee for the U.S. President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and presently as the Vice Chair of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Board of Directors.