Message from the Dean
Dear CUNY SPS community,
The last few weeks have been an unimaginable time for us all. The COVID-19 crisis has changed our world in a way that none of us could possibly have anticipated. As we navigate this ongoing crisis, I am thinking of you all—our students, faculty, staff, alumni, board, and friends—and I recognize the extraordinary amount of stress you are all going through.
Many of you are nurses or healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, making huge sacrifices to help save lives.
Most of you have the overwhelming task of juggling working from home, completing your coursework, and taking care of your family. Some of you are learning to transition to a fully online format or to adapt to new technologies, particularly those of you in our three on-campus programs. Many others of you have lost your jobs, or are experiencing financial instability and preparing for an uncertain economic future.
And all of you—like all of us—are facing the threat of your own personal illness, or that of a loved one.
As dean of CUNY SPS, my top concern right now is to make sure you are able to continue your semester with as little disruption as possible. With our online learning coursework and tools already in place, I take comfort in knowing that, for most of you, your classes are the one thing that has stayed the same.
Even with this continuity, I understand that it may be harder to focus right now. With that in mind, I am working with faculty and administrators to think of new ways to support you. I encourage you to visit our website to learn about the policies we’ve implemented and the resources we’ve compiled to help you.
Each day, I am inspired by the tremendous acts of devotion, kindness, and sacrifice that I see everyone making to support each other during this crisis. I have never been prouder of our community, and I know that we will get through this together.
Be safe and be well!
John Mogulescu, Dean