As we begin the new academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome to the entire Kingsborough
family! For those of you for whom this is your first time to the college, if your
reception was anything like mine, I know you will feel very much at home here. This
is a community that, at its core, has a strong academic tradition, a culture of service
and success, and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
If you are the first of your family to attend college, if you hail from one of the
142 countries represented, and speak one of the 73 languages, you are welcomed here.
Whatever your status, you will find Kingsborough is an accepting and supportive community.
Your success is our business and we take seriously our collective mission to ensure
that you are well-equipped to achieve your academic goals. The broad range of services
that the college provides is all toward creating an environment that allows students
to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
Every aspect of the Kingsborough experience our outstanding faculty, dedicated staff,
and vital community partners; programs such as SPARK, College Discovery, and ASAP;
and services such as Access Resource Center, Transfer Services and the Childcare Center
is designed with your success in mind. It is not surprising that we are once again
poised to earn the enviable accolade of a Top Ten Community College by the Aspen Institute.
I feel privileged to be a part of the Kingsborough family, and serve as your president.
Over the coming days and months ahead, I eagerly look forward to engage with members
of our community. I wish you all a successful academic year!
Dr. Claudia Schrader