BROOKLYN COLLEGE–The Women’s Center at Brooklyn College is facing a severe staffing and funding crisis that could potentially lead to the Center’s demise. While in the final stages of the hiring process for two full-time lines (or staff positions) at the Center last spring, CUNY Central set forth a hiring freeze in March. Since then, no one from the college’s administration, including BC President Michelle Anderson, has officially addressed the Center or released a public statement about the freeze and the Center’s current state.
The Vacancy Review Board (VRB) at BC, which oversees the financial condition of the campus, suggested that President Anderson fulfill these hires as soon as possible after recognizing the importance of these positions. However, President Anderson has yet to respond, even after members of the Women’s Center came together to create a petition over the summer, which has since garnered over 800 signatures.