Four Admins Join RCC Staff

New hires are in finance and administration, academic services, human resources and accessibility services


Rondell J. Walker joined Rockland Community College’s (RCC) senior administration as interim vice president for Finance & Administration in June. The New City resident brings many years of experience in financial and business planning and has a strong strategic and technology orientation. His previous experience ranges from chief financial officer, director of finance, and senior management positions in large corporations including IBM, to independent consulting and management for corporate, not-for-profit and cultural organizations.

As Interim Vice President of Finance, Walker acts as the college’s CFO, with responsibilities for formulating and implementing fiscal and administrative policy. As a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, he holds a broad range of strategic and policy level responsibilities.

Walker earned his MBA from Columbia University. He is a member of several professional organizations, and participates in their develop­ment programs, which have included seminars at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Walker is active in community service and serves on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Rockland County. He enjoys golf and tennis and maintains an enthusiastic interest in photogra­phy. He and his wife of nearly 40 years have lived in New City since 1988.

Roger W. Davis, EdD, joined the RCC community as dean of academic services in April. The Nyack resident previously served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Bauder College in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Davis was educated in Maryland, earning an EdD in Urban Educational Leadership from Morgan State University, an MS in Adult Education from Coppin State University and a BA in English from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Holding primary responsibilities in academic administration, Davis builds on strong communication and leadership skills along with experience working with diverse populations, student relations and satisfaction, student assessment, and student retention. Davis also brings experience in budgeting and planning, research and statistics, instructional technology, and institutional fund-raising.

Davis is an avid tennis player who travels and competes in several tournaments each year. With a personal motto of Lead/Serve/Teach, Davis said he is “very excited about contributing to student success at RCC and helping academic services develop and continue to move forward.”

Theresa M. Morgan joined as director of human resources for the RCC community in April. She had served as director of human resources for Mercy College in Westchester and as director and associate director of Human Resources for several non-profit organizations. She earned an MS in Human Resources Management from Mercy College, and a BA in Business Administration from Iona College. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

With many years of experience in all aspects of human resources, Morgan is proactive in utilizing data information to promote initiatives that will benefit employees and organizations. She looks forward to collaboratively working with all unions in resolving employee and faculty issues in a collegial way during these difficult economic times, and to working with senior administration on initiatives that further the institutional goals.

Morgan maintains an open-door policy for all employees, and her goals include re-instituting training and development programs and bringing greater consistency to HR processes. She lives in Westchester County and enjoys outdoor activities and the beauty of the lower Hudson Valley.

Ydania Santos previously served the City College of New York as a Disability Accommodations Specialist in their AccessAbility Center before joining RCC as assistant director of accessibility services. She earned her BS in Psychology, an MS in School Psychology and an MS in Mental Health Counseling, all at Touro College in NY. Santos is passionate about seeing people receive the support they need to reach success, and using her skills to manage relationships with academic departments, faculty and community advocacy groups to ensure that support is provided.

Santos looks forward to helping students focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities and reducing any stigma or other barriers associated with receiving Accessibility Services to help them succeed academically at RCC. 

Photo caption1: Dr. Roger W. Davis
credit:Photo by C. Fournier/RCC.

Photo caption2: Theresa M. Morgan
credit:Photo by C. Fournier/RCC.

Photo caption3: Ydania Santos
credit:Photo by C. Fournier/RCC.

Photo caption4: Rondell J. Walker
credit:Photo by C. Fournier/RCC.


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