George Otte

Senior Advisor to the Dean


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

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (646) 344-7258

Fax: (646) 344-7269

George Otte, Senior Advisor to the Dean, was, in a previous life, an English professor and a director of writing programs at Baruch College. He was also appointed as a faculty member of the Ph.D. program in English in 1995. In the late nineties, he served as Baruch College’s executive director of enrichment programs, which included presiding over high school outreach and communication-across-the-curriculum programs. In 2006, he became the academic director of the CUNY Online Baccalaureate at CUNY SPS, the first degree program at the School, and the first fully online degree program anywhere in CUNY. He has since become the School’s chief academic officer. 

In 2008, he was named university director of academic technology for CUNY, a modulation in the title of CUNY director of instructional technology, a position he had held since 2001. He continues to serve as a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center (in the Ph.D. programs in English, urban education, and interactive technology & pedagogy).

Recent News

Photo of CUNY SPS nursing graduate at 2022 Pinning Ceremony

CUNY SPS Nurse Graduates Honored In Moving In-Person Ceremony

May 16, 2022

The 2022 Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony, one of the first CUNY SPS events to be held in person since 2020, recognized 238 nursing graduates.

Female African American CUNY SPS graduate posing with arms folded and wearing cap and gown

CUNY SPS Pays Tribute to Courageous and Dedicated Class of 2021

May 27, 2021

CUNY SPS honored the Class of 2021 with an emotional and uplifting commencement ceremony on May 26.