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SUNY Rockland Community College Appoints Director of the Office of Disability Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 26, 2007

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

SUNY Rockland Community College Appoints Director of the Office of Disability Services

 

 

Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College has appointed Dr. Nathaniel Holmes to the position of Director of the Office of Disability Services.

 

Holmes provides leadership to the College by promoting compliance with federal and state regulations regarding access for students with disabilities. His duties include ensuring that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to all institutional programs, working with students and their families to assure the student’s success, and working closely with Admissions to recruit students with disabilities. He is responsible for direct advisement to students, strategies for reasonable accommodations, supervision of office personnel, management of the budget, leadership in faculty development, and purchasing of assistive technology.

 

Prior to his appointment at RCC, Holmes, a resident of Irvington, NJ, served as Director of the Learning Development and Evaluation Center at Florida A&M University providing comprehensive services to students with disabilities. Holmes assisted the institution in remaining compliant with state and federal guidelines, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preceding Florida A&M University, Holmes was Dean, First Year Students/Adjunct Professor at Endicott College in Massachusetts.

 

Holmes earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and an MA in Sociology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He earned his BA in Sociology at Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS, and an Associate of Arts at Graphic Illustration, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, CO.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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