The governing body of the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies pursuant to the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees is the Academic Governing Council (AGC). The AGC consist of all full-time, jointly-appointed, and consortial faculty. The Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the two Higher Education Officers (HEOs) who have primary responsibility for administration of the School’s two academic programs serve as ex-officio members without vote. At least one student from each department is elected in accordance to rules established by the student governing body; the ratio of student to faculty representation on the council shall not exceed 1:3. Students serve for up to three years; student elections shall be staggered to produce overlap between new and experienced student representatives.

Initially, the AGC has the following standing committees: Steering and Elections Committee, Curriculum Committee, Admissions and Awards Committee, and Student Academic Appeals Committee. Students elect their representative members of each standing or ad hoc committee. All meetings of the Academic Governing Council are open to all members of the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies community. For more information about the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies AGC, visit Governance, Policies and Procedures page.

Student Leadership Opportunities – The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers leadership opportunities to enrich the student experience and help students develop their leadership skills.

Academic Governing Council Student Representatives

Thomas Glenn

I am seeking election to the SLU Academic Governing Council.  I am a first year graduate student in the MA in Labor Studies program.  For nearly the last two years, I have been employed as a Labor Relations Specialist for the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).  Prior to that, I spent eighteen years as a public school teacher, local union president, vice-president, and secretary.  As such, I am well-versed in governance structures and procedures including but not limited to adherence to Robert’s Rules of Order.  I wish to serve on the Academic Governing Council because I believe the various professional roles I’ve held have given me broad insight into, and experience with, policy formulation, governance, and the leadership skillset necessary to fully represent the student body in this capacity.

Tania Caldwell

My name is Tania Caldwell. I came to SLU in the spring of 2020 as part of the Community Leadership Semester program. In the fall of 2020, I decided to continue pursuing my education and apply for the BA in Urban Studies program. I received the Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in 2020. In fall 2021 I was part of the CUNY Women Public Services program which gave me the opportunity to have a fellowship at the office of the State’s Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. I have served as the secretary of our SLU student union, which has given me the opportunity to represent our school as a delegate at the University Student Senate. Today I am working as a community outreach assistant at the Korean American Family Services Center, working with the Latin immigrant community in Queens. I want to be able to continue supporting our student body, represent, and help to push to bring more programs, scholarships, and other benefits to make our school more adaptable for my fellow students. I am a mother, wife, and full-time worker, and I also want to add to my priorities list my leadership engagement in my school. I am seeking to continue serving my school and collaborate with other members to bring more opportunities for our fellow students!

Miriam Uribe

My name is Miriam Aidee Uribe Martinez (she/her/ella) and I am a MA in Labor Studies student and a recipient of the Joseph S. Murphy Diversity Scholarship. I’m an undocumented immigrant raised in California and currently living in Brooklyn. I have always been passionate about immigrant and workers’ rights advocacy. As an undergraduate student at the University of San Francisco, I advocated for undocumented students, co-founded UndocuWeek, and helped create the Magis Fellowship – a fellowship that provided unrestricted stipends to undocumented students. I have also been co-chair, bargaining team member, labor-management committee member, and mobilizer for two of the non-profits I’ve worked at. I’d love to bring my experience as an organizer and advocate to CUNY SLU and fight along with my fellow colleagues to ensure that our school meets the needs of our student population. I would especially be interested in supporting and advocating for our undocumented students on campus

Kevin Wilson

My name is Kevin Wilson and I have demonstrated from my past involvement in the SLU Student Union and my local Public Employees Federation (PEF) union that I am the type of leader that prioritizes the issues of all members and relentlessly work to resolve them.  I have also served on the Regional and Statewide Political Action Committees and several Statewide Labor Management Committees for the Office of Mental Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  Labor needs a fiery and visionary leader and that is why I am asking for your vote.  I will bring our student’s collective voices to the table in echoing your heartfelt concerns on issues that impact many facets of your everyday existence in our CUNY community.