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Dear CUNY SPS Community:

It is with great sadness that I continue to read the unfolding story of this past weekend’s mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and our most sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims and to the wounded.  Such violence shakes our faith, our confidence, and our trust, and mortally offends our sense of decency.  As President Obama reminds us, “regardless of race, religion, faith, or sexual orientation… we need to [look] after each other …in the face of this kind of terrible act.”  As New York City prepares for LGBTQA Pride Week (June 19-26), a week made all the more significant by this attack, CUNY SPS remains dedicated to our diverse community, and stands with Orlando.

I invite you to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and reactions on the tragedy in Orlando.  I hope we can use this moment to learn from one another, give strength to those in need, and to engage in a thoughtful conversation about an event that impacts all of our lives.

Sincerely,

John Mogulescu
Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies

Dear SPS Students:

I hope you have enjoyed your winter holidays, and are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of the upcoming semester. Whether you are a new or returning student, I am happy to welcome you to the School of Professional Studies for the Spring 2013 term, and to thank you for choosing SPS. I am confident you will find your studies with us rigorous and engaging and the academic community here enriching and supportive. Please be sure to visit our community blog and “like” our Facebook page to get the latest news about our School, your professors, and your fellow students.

I sincerely hope your experience at SPS exceeds your expectations; please feel free to share with me any suggestions and ideas that might assist our efforts to provide you with the best education possible. Once again, on behalf of our faculty and staff, I wish you a successful and enjoyable semester.

Sincerely,

John Mogulescu
Dean, School of Professional Studies

John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.

To the students, faculty, and staff of the SPS community:

Much of this week we have been reaching out and hearing back. The stories of lives disrupted make it impossible to deny the enormous impact of the storm, even as it feels impossible to reckon fully with that impact. But we have also been reminded of how we are bound together as a community of mutual support, how feelings of isolation or disconnection are temporary as we pull back together and return to our shared work and purpose.

We acknowledge that some of you have suffered grievous losses, and we are deeply sorry. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. Please feel free to email me directly at John.Mogulescu@sps.cuny.edu with your concerns, suggestions or needs. We have been making (and will continue to make) adjustments that should make it easier for us all to get through what remains of this semester. And we are confident that, however bad things may seem now, we will get through this. Already, the impressive resilience of the SPS community justifies that confidence.

Sincerely,
John Mogulescu
Dean, School of Professional Studies

John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.

Dear SPS Community,

As we inaugurate the 2012-13 academic year at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS), in addition to celebrating new beginnings, we are also very proud to mark the 10th anniversary of SPS. As a member of the SPS community, you are vital to our growth and success, and I deeply appreciate your ongoing commitment to our School.

In the last year alone, we have continued our tradition of consistently enhancing the opportunities we offer our students by:

  • Graduating over 300 students in June 2012.
  • Launching three new degree programs: an online B.A. in Disability Studies, an online M.S. in Information Systems/Data Analysis, and an in-person M.A. in Urban Studies. Other programs are also in development.
  • Awarding scholarships from a third scholarship fund, The Stephen M. Rossen Scholarship Fund. This fund now joins the Founding Dean’s Scholarship and Bob Martin Scholarship, allowing more students to receive support they need.
  • Formally launching the SPS Foundation.
  • Beginning preparatory work on the future home of SPS at 119 W. 31st Street.
  • Updating the SPS website at sps.cuny.edu.

Your support is critical to our continued growth — your contribution will allow us to continue to develop new degree, certificate, and training programs; attract and support a diverse student body; recruit and retain world-class faculty; and, perhaps most importantly, expand the number of scholarships we award to students. We have already seen that number of scholarships grow in the past year.

To make a gift, please complete the enclosed form and return it via traditional mail. Contributions can also be made online by clicking here. While considering your contribution to SPS this year, please remember that every gift, regardless of size, matters.

On behalf of our School and our students, thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

John Mogulescu
Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies

John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.

Dear SPS Students:

I hope you have enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of the upcoming school year. Whether you are a new or returning student, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Professional Studies for the fall 2011 term and to thank you for choosing SPS. I am confident you will find your studies with us rigorous and engaging and the academic community here enriching and supportive.

Since its founding in 2003, SPS has become one of the fastest growing schools within CUNY. This semester we will enroll over 2,000 students who will be taught by over 200 faculty members, and SPS will serve thousands more in non-credit courses and programs. We continue to develop a wide range of programs that span fully online degree programs, graduate degrees, and a variety of training opportunities. Indeed, this fall we are offering two new online undergraduate degrees, a BS in Health Information Management and a BA in Sociology.  In the spring semester we will be opening our online BA in Psychology.

At SPS, we take great pride in having built a reputation for academic excellence and continue to hire distinguished faculty to ensure the high quality of an SPS education. We also value the culture we have created here at SPS where our student body, as diverse as the city itself, remains our highest priority. Our dedicated and highly responsive staff are committed to meeting our students’ needs, and toward that end, we have introduced a new SPS Virtual Campus this year to provide expanded access to student, career, library, and other services.

I sincerely hope your experience at SPS exceeds your expectations, and I encourage you to share with me any suggestions and ideas that might assist our efforts to provide you with the best education possible. Once again, on behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome you to SPS, and wish you a successful and enjoyable semester.

Sincerely,

John Mogulescu

John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.