The City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that he has established a CUNY Community Hurricane Sandy Relief Council to help coordinate funding and volunteer activities to assist members of the CUNY Community – students, faculty and staff — who suffered personal loss and property damage as a result of the storm.
“I expect the Council to develop a plan of action that includes identifying members of the CUNY Community in need or in distressful situations and, where appropriate, local resources and assistance, “ said Chancellor Goldstein. “At the same time, we are seeking external support as appropriate, including from agencies and organizations that work closely with the University and colleges.”
The Council is co-chaired by CUNY Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management Gloriana B. Waters and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Frank Sanchez. All CUNY college presidents and deans of University professional schools are represented on the Council as well as the University Faculty and Student Senates.
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