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Trustee Mendel Taub


In July 2015, The Rockland County Legislature appointed Mendel Taub of New Square, a 2014 graduate of RCC, to a five-year term as a member of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees.

While a student at RCC, Taub, now 21, served as the student representative on the Board of Trustees. In that capacity, he lobbied for additional state aid and helped explore the possibility of campus residence halls.

Taub, a lifelong resident of New Square, started his secular education at age 17 by pursuing a GED through RCC’s program at BOCES. He then enrolled at RCC, quickly adapting to college life, serving as Student Trustee and as vice president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa, among other leadership positions. He earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and received a full scholarship to Pace University, where is he now completing his pre-law studies. He recently qualified to become a Yiddish Court Interpreter for the NY State Unified Court System, and he also volunteers at two local ambulance corps.

“Without RCC, I don’t know if I would have come this far,” Taub said. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunities RCC has offered me. I plan to serve on the Board with the purpose of ensuring that those opportunities are available for every high school graduate in this county.”