We Want Dean Kenneth Gould to be the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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We Want Dean Kenneth Gould to be the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Daniel Vazquez started this petition to Brooklyn College and

Dean Kenneth Gould has served as Interim Dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2017. The year following that, hiring for all departments in Brooklyn College was frozen by a Provost who many called "problematic" and at times seemed racially biased. However, Dean Gould didn't stay quiet on the issues. In fact, Dean Gould made sure to include this, and many other issues, in the speeches he delivered until hiring was re-established.

Dean Gould is also known for making time for the students of Brooklyn College. Even when he might seem overwhelmed with work, he makes time to talk to the students and help in any way he can. As Interim Dean, Gould, has always exceeded the expectations of both students and faculty. During his time in Brooklyn College, he has helped countless students find internships and funding for their academic research. In addition, Dean Gould has promoted his office as a safe space for students and faculty, never closing the doors to anybody.

Today, Dean Gould is being interviewed for a job he has been doing for almost three years now. He has been a professor in Brooklyn College since 2007. Since then he has served as Department Chair for the Department of Sociology between the years of 2007 and 2013. He also served as Director for the Urban Sustainability Program, a program that exceeded growth projections.

We, the undersigned, have come to understand that Dean Kenneth Gould provides an exemplary service to the Brooklyn College student body, and to Brooklyn College as a whole. We believe that Dean Gould has furthered diversity and inclusion in the departments that comprise the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We, the undersigned, also recognize Dean Gould's commitment to the Brooklyn College community. Because of this, we call for Dean Kenneth Gould to be hired as the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We acknowledge the excellent work that the other two candidates have completed over the course of their professional lives. However, we believe Dean Gould's already vast knowledge over Brooklyn College affairs will serve most useful for our campus. We understand the process of hiring, and it is because of that that we are giving our recommendation for Dean Gould's hiring as he is our preferred candidate. 

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