Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Matthew G. Schoengood

Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Sheila Berman

Director of Student Affairs
Ms. Sharon Lerner

Director of Student Services and Senior Registrar
Mr. Vincent J. DeLuca

Deputy Director of Student Services and Information Systems
Mr. Robert Nelson

Associate Director of Student Affairs and Director of Student Activities
Miss Elise M. Perram

The Vice President for Student Affairs has overall responsibility for the following: (1) the provision of student support services (Admissions, the Registrar, Student Disability Services, Residence Life, Wellness and Counseling, International Students, and the Child Development and Learning Center), (2) procedural student academic matters relating to incomplete grades, leaves of absence, withdrawals, program changes, satisfactory progress, and time limits for degrees, and (3) the general quality of student life at the Graduate Center. The Director of Student Affairs supervises the following areas: student activities, student disability services, the Wellness Center (Student Health Services and the Psychological Counseling and Adult Development Center), and the Child Development and Learning Center. The Director of Student Services supervises the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, and International Students.

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is available to assist students with problems, to interpret policies and procedures, and to serve as ombudsperson when needed. It is also charged with overseeing the administrative resolution of disputes with regard to grades, satisfactory progress, and disciplinary matters.

The Vice President for Student Affairs serves as administrative liaison to the Doctoral Students’ Council; serves on the Student Services Committee; and is the Freedom of Information Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and 504 / ADA Coordinator.

The policy of the City University of New York and of the Graduate Center against sexual harassment appears in the 2009-10 Student Handbook, together with a list of members of the Graduate Center’s Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee. Questions regarding policies on or instances of sexual or other forms of harassment may also be brought to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Information about academic policies and procedures is available in each program office, but students are encouraged to contact the Vice President for Student Affairs regarding academic issues that cannot be resolved within the program. In addition, students are invited to consult with and seek assistance from staff in Student Affairs concerning any matter that relates to quality of life, services, facilities, and special needs or problems.