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City & State’s Webinar Series: New York’s Education System in the Coronavirus Pandemic


May 26, 2020 01:29 PM

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Marsha A. Pollard, Ph.D.
Provost @Berkeley College
Marsha A. Pollard, Ph.D., was named Provost of Berkeley College in December 2018. Dr. Pollard has over two decades of experience in academic affairs administration, strategic planning, and policy development at top-ranked national universities. Dr. Pollard heads Berkeley College’s Academic Continuity Planning during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. She led the successful transition of academic operations from onsite to online for the winter and spring 2020 semesters. Her leadership is instrumental in developing a robust remote learning environment for Berkeley’s students. This includes providing adaptable and responsive learning environments, and offering an array of student support services and resources virtually. Under Dr. Pollard’s leadership, college readiness initiatives are at the forefront in terms of institutional priorities, with Dr. Pollard opening the Psychology of Adjustment course to high school seniors in the spring 2020 semester to help them prepare for their...
Council Member Mark Treyger
Chair @Education Committee
Mark Treyger, the second child of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants Naum and Tatyana and the first member of his family born in the United States, is the Council Member for the 47th District, representing the Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, and Sea Gate. A fluent speaker of the Russian language and a graduate of Edward R. Murrow High School and Brooklyn College (B.A. in Political Science, M.A. in Social Studies Education, and M.S. in School Leadership), Treyger spent eight years teaching World History, Government, and Economics at New Utrecht High School. While teaching, Treyger took an active role in the United Federation of Teachers, serving as a union delegate, staff developer, and member of the school Leadership Team. With a love for public service, Treyger began interning for Assemblyman William Colton in 2001. In 2003, at the age of 21, Treyger became the youngest president ever of the United Progressive Democratic Club (UPDC) in Bensonhurst...
Senator John C. Liu
Chairperson @Committee on NYC Education
John C. Liu is a New York State Senator representing a broad area of northeast Queens. He is chairperson of the Senate’s committee on New York City Education and also serves on the committees of Finance, Education, Transportation, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and Rules. John was Comptroller of the City of New York (2010-2013) and a New York City Councilmember (2002-2009). In 2013, John was a candidate for Mayor of New York City, in lieu of running for re-election as Comptroller. Currently, John teaches municipal finance and public policy in Masters programs at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Columbia University. The 43rd Comptroller of New York City, John Liu established an impressive record as the chief financial officer for 8.4 million residents and overseeing municipal government with an annual budget of $70 billion...