Welcome to the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Stella and Charles Guttman College at the City University of New York.

As Guttman’s Chief Academic Officer, it is my responsibility to ensure our academic strategy and priorities are in concert with our mission of transforming students’ lives through personalized and high-quality learning environments. The Office of the Provost is a team of dedicated professionals who work collaboratively with faculty and support offices across Guttman College to help our students become the next generation of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals. We oversee Guttman’s pre-college programs as well as Guttman’s programs of study, and, in so doing, we offer well-defined pathways to an associate degree. Guttman’s programs include Business Administration, Human Services, Information Technology, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Science, and Urban Studies. Each program is designed to ensure an appropriate balance of academic and professional preparation. Upon completing their chosen Program of Study, our graduates may pursue professional opportunities or transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution of higher learning. For those interested in continuing their education, Guttman has partnerships with colleges and programs to ensure a smooth transition upon transfer. Fundamentally, we ensure our curriculum prepares students for lifelong learning: Guttman graduates are ready to face the challenges of an ever-changing world.

We also serve our experienced and highly qualified faculty, consisting of Fulbright Scholars, published authors, and nationally and internationally recognized authorities devoted to excellence in teaching and serving the community. As leaders in their fields, our distinguished faculty bring timely, relevant, real-world experience into the classroom, blending theory with practice to provide impactful and personalized learning experiences.

In addition, we provide a number of mission-critical resources for faculty and students, such as the Guttman Library; The Center for Career Preparation & Partnerships (CCPP); The Center for Practice, Technology, and Innovation (CPTI); The Counseling and Wellness Center; The Center on Ethnographies of Work; Guttman Community College-Experiential Learning Opportunities (GCC-ELO); The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS); and more!

Our programs, our faculty, and our academic resources make Guttman a site of enthusiastic and empathetic innovation. I invite you to learn more about us at our main campus, next to Bryant Park, in the heart of the city of New York.

Nicola Blake, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, City University of New York

  • Dr. James Mellis, Assistant Professor of English

    “I believe that some of the most beneficial educational experiences occur outside of the classroom, and when I learned about Guttman’s focus on experiential learning and the support given to those experiences through Community Days, Global Guttman, or other activities, I knew it was a place I wanted to be a part of.”Dr. James Mellis, […]

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