Position: President of Rockland Community College since 2017. The college’s main campus is in Suffern, New York, with branch facilities in Nyack, Orangeburg, and Haverstraw.
Previous positions: Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost at LaGuardia Community College in New York; Dean of Student Development and Campus Life for the New York campuses of Berkeley Colleges
Affiliations: Jobs for the Future’s Policy Leadership Trust, Co-Chair; National Advisory Board of the Center for Community College Student Engagement; American Association of Colleges and Universities President’s Trust; Excelencia in Education Presidents for Latino Students Success; and National Center for Inquiry and Improvement, Practitioner Advisor
Engagement within state: Serves on the New York State Community College President’s Association (NYCCAP); New York State Student Success Center; Westchester Medical Center Health Network REACH Council; and Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Police Reform Collaborative
List past AACC conventions attended by year: 2017, 2018, and 2019
List AACC Professional Development participation: Serves on the Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation
Education: Ed.D. in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College, J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and B.A. in Political Science from Iona College.
Other: Considered a national thought leader in student success, leading diversity, equity, and inclusion campus efforts, and the role community colleges play in that success, by the Strada Education Network, the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jobs for the Future, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse Issues in Higher Education, among others. Work has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Atlantic, the Community College Daily, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Black Enterprise Magazine, and University Business. Contributing author to Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens and the Handbook for Student Affairs in Community Colleges.