New CUNY SPS Dean Takes on Declining Budget, Student Experience

CUNY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES–Dean Lisa R. Braverman is just six weeks into her tenure with CUNY SPS, and while she’s been prioritizing budget and enrollment concerns, she thinks of her new appointment as a dream job.

“I’m completely thrilled,” she said. “I’m absolutely overjoyed to be here.”

Braverman’s appointment, announced in June, follows the retirement of SPS’ founding dean, Emeritus John Mogulescu, who was succeeded by Interim Dean Jorge Silva-Puras in 2021.

Dean Braverman met with The Kiosk to discuss her first weeks on the job, the challenges facing the school, and her plans for the academic year and beyond.