Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles – February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019
Today begins our month-long celebration of Black History Month with campus events focused on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2019 theme, Black Migrations, emphasizing “the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.” Our campus kick-off will take place in the Student Center Event Room on Wednesday, February 6 during Common Hour. Please encourage students to attend this and other events planned to educate, provoke thought, start discussions, and entertain our college community. Thanks go to the 2019 Black History Month Committee and co-chairs Professor Glenetta Phillips and Professor Jacob Wilson.
SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson gave her 2019 State of the University System Address yesterday in Albany. As I prepare remarks for our State of the College Address next Thursday, February 7, I share Chancellor Johnson’s remarks and information about some of the work our SUNY colleagues and campuses have done in areas such as student success and opportunity, workforce development, campus partnerships, and more. Our work here at Westchester Community College is innovative and future focused, and the SUNY Chancellor outlined a similar vision for the state.
We’ve all been bundled up as we go about our business across campus during this arctic blast, but the days are growing longer and I am energized by thoughts of spring. Thank you for all you do to help our students achieve their goals, especially those who are in their final semester here at the college.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles