About the Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs is the administrative arm of Academic Affairs. It handles all process-oriented issues for the faculty, researchers, post-docs, and student officers. It is responsible for ensuring compliance with university statutes and with state and federal law.

Faculty Affairs provides support both for faculty and departmental administrators in administrative processes for faculty, officers of research and student officers.

Meet the Staff

  • Dionida X. Ryce

    • Assistant Vice President

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Continuous improvement and change management initiatives
    • Support on complex transactions, exceptions, difficult separations
    • Communications management
    • Conflict resolutions
    • Compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of the University/affiliated organizations/external agencies
  • April Armstrong-Studivant

    • Senior Director

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Tenure nominations, non-tenure review processes and tenure clock issues
    • CUIMC COAP point of contact
    • Trains CUIMC employees on the appointment and promotions process and advising departments and their chairs as to promotion/tenure processes and possible review issues.
    • Assists in overseeing compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of the University/affiliated organizations/external agencies
    • Manages approvals of OFA transactions
  • Camille Boxhill

    • Associate Director & Onboarding Specialist

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Management of the faculty onboarding process
    • FOM COAP meetings
    • NYPH appointments/RFAs
    • Reciprocal Appointments with Weill Cornell
    • Trains CUIMC employees on the RFA process and FOM appointment and promotion process.
    • Joint/interdisciplinary appointments
  • Azeez Karim

    • Information Systems Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Data integrity and verification
    • Annual roster process
    • Performs data analyses and report generation
    • Postdoctoral Fellow Certificates of Training
    • RAPS/ASR Support
  • Gabriela Guzman

    • Operations Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • General information
    • RAPS & ARS Support
    • Short Term Visitor Registrations (Clinical and Research)
    • Performs academic personnel employment credentials verifications
  • Evelyn Salvado

    • Lead Senior FA Client Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure faculty personnel transactions including new hires, title changes, pay adjustments, leaves of absence, and terminations are processed efficiently and accurately.
    • Advisors to department FA administrators on CUIMC and University policies and processes related to faculty transactions

    Department assignments for Faculty Affairs Client Managers

  • Christopher Watson

    • Senior FA Client Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure faculty personnel transactions including new hires, title changes, pay adjustments, leaves of absence, and terminations are processed efficiently and accurately.
    • Advisors to department FA administrators on CUIMC and University policies and processes related to faculty transactions

    Department assignments for Faculty Affairs Client Managers

  • Dominique Lochard

    • Administrative Coordinator

    Key Responsibilities:

    • General information
    • Short Term Visitor Registrations (Clinical and Research)
    • Performs academic personnel employment credentials verifications
  • Daniel Shin

    • Senior FA Client Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    Ensure faculty personnel transactions including new hires, title changes, pay adjustments, leaves of absence, and terminations are processed efficiently and accurately.

    Advisors to department FA administrators on CUIMC and University policies and processes related to faculty transactions

    Department assignments for Faculty Affairs Client Managers