The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is delighted to announce that John Mogulescu, Dean of the School and Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs, has been appointed by Mayor Bill deBlasio to the 11-member leadership team of “Jobs for New Yorkers,” a specially-created task force charged with “chang[ing] the way the City approaches workforce development and build[ing] a high-quality talent pipeline that is equipped with today’s most in-demand skills.”

Also comprising the task force’s leadership team are:

Union leader Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council; Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and executive director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; Carlo Frappolli, head of talent at JPMorgan Chase; Leo Hindery Jr., managing partner of InterMedia Partners; Patricia Jenny, vice president for grants at New York Community Trust; Tim Johnson, senior vice president and executive director of finance and graduate medical education at the Greater New York Hospital Association; Angie Kamath, executive director of Per Scholas in New York; Kyle Kimball, president of the City’s Economic Development Corporation; Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of the city’s Small Business Services agency; and Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures.

“I am delighted to serve on the Mayor’s jobs task force,” said Dean Mogulescu. “As a lifelong New Yorker, I recognize that nothing is more important to the City’s future than ensuring employment opportunities for its people.”

Meeting over the next few months, the task force will “help shift the City’s approach to focus on employment for New Yorkers in skill-building, higher-wage jobs that offer opportunities for advancement, as opposed to job placement in low-paying sectors.”