About the Staff

Reporting to the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Finance and Administration, the AVP serves as the College’s senior executive responsible for the direction, planning, coordination, maintenance, capital improvements and administration of the campus buildings, infrastructure and grounds. This 24/7/365 department is comprised of three direct reporting units to keep the buildings and grounds running and the necessary improvements:
Number of Staff: 80 This unit is responsible for the cleaning, preservation, maintenance, repairs, event set-ups and alterations of the college’s physical plant, environment and grounds. Eleven professional trades, custodians and office staff work to provide a clean, safe, accessible, sustainable environment to enhance learning, teaching and research.

Campus Planning and Construction Management

Team Members:

Sheron Modeste, Facilities Property Coordinator

Lijing S. Hairston, AIA, Architect.

Eric Wright, Project Manager

The Office of Campus Planning and Construction Management is responsible for the services of architectural planning and management, through a wide spectrum of projects including capital construction, building expansion, in-house renovations, facility planning, space management, and furniture purchases and allocations.

The department functions as the liaison between CUNY Department of Design, Construction & Management (DDCM), DASNY Construction,  consultants, contractors and our college community in facilitating the planning, design, and construction of new and renovated facilities.  Our goal is to provide spaces that meet the programmatic needs of the College community and contribute to the overall experience in providing a welcoming, safe, and attractive campus environment.

Other responsibilities include:

Government Regulations

Ensure compliance with all relevant local, state and national rules and regulations having jurisdiction.

Disability Issues

Monitor and coordinate remediation of deficiencies related to access for persons with disabilities.


Number of Staff: 1
EHSO is responsible for providing a healthy and safe environment using federal, state and city regulations as guidelines pertaining to environmental, occupational health and safety issues, and achieved through facility audits, investigations, training programs and educating the community.

Facilities Statistics

Buildings Grounds Master Plan
4 Owned:   547,125
14 Portables:
2 Leased:   16,103
Total: 580,490 GSF
Parking lots: 4
Plazas: 4
Total acreage: 7.4
Date: 1995
Approved:576,747 NASF
Existing: 316,036 NASF
Personnel: 90 +/-