Dr. Cliff L. Wood Named RCC 1st President Emeritus

Real Estate In-Depth | June 6, 2017

Dr. Cliff L. Wood

Dr. Cliff L. Wood has been named Rockland Community College’s first President Emeritus.

In more than 13 years as President of Rockland Community College, Dr. Wood made a substantial impact both on RCC and the Rockland County community.

The RCC Board of Trustees voted on May 25 to bestow the honor upon Dr. Wood, effective with his retirement. The unanimous vote came immediately after the Board adopted rules to establish criteria for the naming of a President Emeritus. Dr. Wood will retire on June 30, and Dr. Michael Baston will take over as the new RCC President the next day.

“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.”