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Fleurismond Named Director of Admissions at RCC

DATE: June 20, 2014
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino


Fleurismond Named Director of Admissions at RCC
‘99 graduate comes back to the College after 12 years in Admissions field


Ramapo – Jude Fleurismond, a Rockland Community College graduate, has recently returned to his alma mater to serve as Director of Admissions. A Spring Valley resident, his previous experience during 12 years in the admissions field includes positions at New York University, Iona College and Bergen Community College.

Fleurismond was Managing Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, when he was tapped for the RCC position. Bergen’s 17,000 students makes it the largest community college in New Jersey, but, he says, “RCC is my home county college.” He says, “I had been working in the community college environment for the past four years. There is no better choice for me than working in and positively impacting my home community.”

“Jude brings a wealth of Admissions expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to his new role,” says Dana Stilley, RCC’s Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. “He is the right person to lead our Admissions efforts in attracting students who reflect the broad diversity of today’s society.”

Graduating RCC in 1999 with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Fleurismond went on to earn a BA in the School of Management from Long Island University-C.W. Post and a master’s degree in Public Administration from John Jay College, CUNY, before earning an MBA from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.

Seeing the greatest challenge as Admissions director to be the shrinking population of “traditional age” high school graduates throughout New York State, Fleurismond says, “We need to think outside the box and focus more on the recruitment of non-traditional students.”

Even as a young Eagle Scout, Fleurismond’s desire to help others was strong, as demonstrated by a project he led to build a handicapped-accessible entrance into Memorial Park.  Completed in 1997, the entrance still serves visitors to this Spring Valley landmark.

Now, many more will benefit as Fleurismond’s focus shifts to serving the needs of the people and community of Rockland County and RCC. The best part of his job? “Helping new students start the process of building their academic and professional careers.”


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