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President Emeritus

In more than 13 years as President of Rockland Community College, Cliff L. Wood, EdD, made a substantial impact both on RCC and the Rockland County community. Though Dr. Wood retired on June 30, he remains linked to RCC as the College’s first President Emeritus.

The RCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously on May 25 to bestow the honor upon Dr. Wood. “Under Dr. Wood’s leadership, RCC has reached out to every corner of Rockland to serve the County’s educational, cultural and business needs,” said Martin Wortendyke, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “He is widely known as
a leader of vision and integrity, and is clearly deserving of this title.”

“Of all the honors I have received, this is the one that means the most to me,” Dr. Wood said.

Qualifications for the honor include at least 10 years of service as President of RCC as well as a record of distinguished service to both RCC and the greater community.

Status as a President Emeritus carries several privileges, including the use of the title in community and professional activities. The President Emeritus will also be listed in the RCC catalog and on the website, maintain access to RCC e-mail, and receive invitations to College events and activities.

The current RCC President may request counsel from a President Emeritus, or ask that he or she serve in various volunteer capacities to support the College. The President Emeritus is not under any formal obligation to provide such services.


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