Message from the Vice President

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A Message from the Vice President of Student Affairs:
Lynette Cook-Francis

Welcome aboard to John Jay College!

We are known nationally and internationally for academic excellence. Consider your journey here as one of the many stepping stones to your success. Your first achievement begins as a John Jay student. I want to personally congratulate you for this accomplishment and welcome you to the John Jay family. Not only do we educate the student mind, but we also nurture the whole student. The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to assisting students as well as providing support to their academic and co-curricular goals. Student Affairs supports the College’s mission and goals by providing exceptional student-focused services beyond the classroom. Our mission is to put “Students First” and for students to develop life-long skills that they can utilize after departing John Jay. Our team is dedicated to building a community of scholars, providing a strong foundation of co-curricular learning as well as promoting personal growth. The Division strives to instill in students the drive for civic engagement, leadership and citizenship. There are various opportunities outside of the classroom which are available to students. As you embark on your journey at John Jay College and as you move on, you will discover that co-curricular learning is a vital and meaningful complement to your academic experience.

There are over 30 student organizations, multiple social events, athletic games to cheer on with your Bloodhound, theatrical productions, internship opportunities through the Center for Career and Professional Development, community and service-learning opportunities as well as student support services. The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs oversees a network of departments, services, programs and activities that serve to enrich the out-of-classroom experience.

The Division of Student Affairs oversees the following student-centered service areas/departments:The Division of Student Affairs oversees the following student-centered service areas/departments:

  • Accessibility Services
  • Athletics
  • Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Children’s Center
  • Community Outreach and Service-Learning
  • Counseling
  • Health Services
  • Office of Student Transition Programs
  • Student Life
  • Student Relations
  • Urban Male Initiative
  • Veterans Resource Center

I urge you to take full advantage of the varied services and opportunities. We are excited that you have chosen our institution of higher learning. My motto has always been “Students First” and on behalf of my Student Affairs team, we will continue to put “Students First”. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your college experience, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the student affairs team for assistance. Congratulations and I hope that your John Jay experience is one that you will cherish for years to come!

Lynette Cook- Francis
Vice President of Student Affairs