The CUNY LEADS Project (Linking Employment Academics and Disability Services) will provide enhanced services and promote successful employment for CUNY students with disabilities. This ground-breaking project is the result of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between CUNY and VESID (Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities)â€”a model collaboration for universities and vocational rehabilitation systems nationally.
Retired Navy Master Chief Wilfred Cotto knows what itâ€™s like to be in charge. A 28-year veteran, he commanded thousands of naval personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, and served in Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Now, as the new Coordinator of Veteran Affairs, he wants to continue to help veterans by introducing them to educational programs, career opportunities and other support services available through the University Office of Veteran Affairs.
This October, in collaboration with CUNYâ€™s Office of Admission Services (OAS), the Division of Student Affairs hosted CUNYâ€™s First Veterans College Fair at Baruch College. The Divisionâ€™s Veteran Affairs staff also participated in the â€œSalute to Heroesâ€ Job and Information Fair at the Javits Center along with OAS and Hunter College School of Social Work (SOS) PROVE intern-students.
Dr. Carl Kirschner has joined the Division of Student Affairs as the University Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, effective October 15, 2007. Dean Kirschner received his Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University. He has taught psychology and business courses at both undergraduate and graduate programs and has served in Student Development at Baruch for over twenty-five years.