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The Office of Academic Affairs


Kingsborough’s Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) works with college faculty on academic programs, curriculum, assessment, faculty development, research, and other areas. OAA provides guidance to departments and ensures that KCC students have a well-rounded academic experience as well as a holistic support system through initiatives and programs such as Achieving the Dream, 15-to-Finish, ASAP, the Advisement Academies, Starfish and a focus on high-impact practices and co-curricular activities.

We in the OAA are passionate about higher education and the  Mission Statement  of Kingsborough Community College. We are proud to support our extraordinary faculty, and to team with faculty and staff to create a high-quality education and enriched campus experience for our students.

Our commitment to equity informs all the work we do. Equity is achieved through inclusion and through the active removal or mitigation of hindrances to full access to opportunities, resources and support for all members of a community. It also means ensuring that all members of said community have consistent and meaningful opportunities to participate in communal life and to play a role in shaping the culture of the community.

  • Office of Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Room A218
  • Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

  • 718-368-5661

  • Office of Student Success Programs
  • Room A228
  • Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

  • 718-368-5029

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The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for curriculum and faculty. The office is headed by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Joanne Russell and includes the Dean of Faculty, Dr. Gordon Alley-Young and the  Dean for Student Success Programs, Dr. Yelena Bondar. 

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs manages the instructional budget and other academic support programs;  manages faculty records and generates instructional payroll; creates new faculty positions, assists faculty in all matters pertaining to curriculum, i.e., new degrees, changes in existing degrees, new courses, and changes in existing courses, before submission to college governance; and  is responsible for ensuring compliance with all college, university, and state education policies as spelled out in the appropriate documents.