Call named interim president at QCC

Dr. Diane Bova Call has been made the Interim President of Queensborough Community College (QCC) following the departure of Dr. Eduardo Martí, who is now the City University of New York (CUNY) Vice Chancellor of Community Colleges.

Call, who began serving as interim president on July 1, has been QCC’s Provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.

“As we move forward, my focus will be to continue to improve the student learning experience, enhance academic leadership and to become an increasingly valuable resource to the broader community,” Call said.

A graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, Call has taught at the Graduate School of Education at Long Island University, C.W. Post and QCC. Along with serving on various committees and councils, she has been a consultant to the United States Department of Education’s Higher Education Program’s Division of Institutional Development and the New York City Public Schools on Health and Occupation Vocational Programs.

At QCC, Call led the creation of a student-centered learning environment and has been involved in faculty recruitment, retention and development. Her work has also included a partnership that resulted in Freshmen Academies, the creation of the Instructional Support Services Center and Learning Lab, and the consolidation of QCC’s Tutoring Services and Writing Center, among other accomplishments.

“My background both in the administrative and academic arenas at Queensborough has provided me with a unique perspective on how the achievements of the past have shaped the college’s success today,” Call said.

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