Angela Francis

Assistant Dean of General Education and First Year Experience

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101 W. 31st St., 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10001


Phone: Phone: (646) 344-7336

Angela Francis serves as the assistant dean of general education and first year experience at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Reporting to the associate dean of academic affairs, Angela’s portfolio includes oversight of the school’s general education program; coordination of strategies and services that support the retention and academic success of new undergraduate students; and supervision of student readiness initiatives such as the Test Flight Online Learning Simulation, Online Learning Essentials, and New Student Orientation for undergraduate degree students.

Prior to her current role, Angela enjoyed teaching writing, literature, and general education courses at CUNY for over a decade. She joined the staff at CUNY SPS in 2012 and supported general education and student readiness programming, most recently as the associate director for academic affairs. Angela also experienced firsthand the value of a CUNY education: she earned her BA in English as a Macaulay Honors College student at the City College of New York and holds a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center.


CUNY SPS is selected as a recipient of the 2020 OLC Effective Practice Award

October 06, 2020

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) to be the recipient of a 2020 Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award for its online orientation programming for visiting and undergraduate students.

Recent News

Speakers Share Their Stories at CUNY SPS First-Generation Student Event Held In Spring 2023

Latest Installments of First-Gen Student Series Provide Career Toolbox And Guidance from Professors

August 17, 2023

In two events held this spring, guest speakers and faculty offered career networking and confidence-building tips for first-generation students.

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CUNY SPS Receives Second Workforce Development Grant

March 23, 2021

The CUNY Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) has awarded CUNY SPS a $10,000 grant for the General Education program.

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Award-Winning Online Orientation Programs Showcase CUNY SPS’ Community-Building Efforts

November 18, 2020

Earlier this fall, Dr. Angela Francis, assistant dean of general education and first year experience at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), was selected to receive a ...