From President Frank H. Wu:
I would like to most cordially invite you to a virtual event where I will deliver a State of the College address and offer a tribute to those staff members who have been maintaining our campus over the past year. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 10 from 11 am to 12 noon.
On March 10, it will have been over a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and just under a year since my appointment as president of Queens College on March 30, 2020. On March 19 of last year, all of Queens College’s—and CUNY’s—classes transitioned to a distance learning format. In that time, both before my arrival and since, the college community has shown exceptional bravery, resiliency, and grit in the face of an ever-changing challenging situation.
I would like to mark this past year by addressing the state of Queens College. It is my goal to share with you where we are, how we are doing, and our vision for the future. A major part of this vision is coming together as part of the strategic planning process. I am excited to share with you our progress on that front, in what has been the most inclusive strategic planning initiative Queens College has ever had.
At this time, it is crucial that we acknowledge the staff members among us who have worked to keep our beautiful campus open, albeit in a limited capacity. Though 99 percent of our courses are online, there is still a physical campus that must be preserved. It is through the dedication of members of our staff that this has been made possible. We all owe them a debt of gratitude, and I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank them on this occasion.
I hope you will be able to join me on March 10. Please register at https://bit.ly/3aI1fzE
. The event will be streamed live on YouTube; a link will be shared with you before the event.