March 16, 2020

Dear Students, Alumni/ae and Friends of CRCDS

It is with great disappointment that CRCDS announces the postponement of the Inauguration of our 13th President, Dr. Angela D. Sims.

In response to the State of Emergency here in New York and under the advisement of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warnings for gatherings in excess of 50 persons or more with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the planned inauguration ceremony for our President, Dr. Angela D. Sims. The original inauguration date of Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been moved to Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

It is with great concern for you and our faculty, staff, student, alumni/ae and guests that these measures be made to ensure health and safety.

Updates about program planning will be sent out after the first week of May, 2020.

CRCDS expresses our gratitude for your commitment, cooperation and willingness to celebrate this historic event.

May your find happiness, joy, healthfulness and peace in these trying and uncertain times.


Courtney Wiley-Harris, DMin.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement