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President's Achievements


Cliff L. Wood, Ed.D. - President of Rockland Community College




Sear’s Fellow, Teacher's College, Columbia University, 1989-1990

League for Innovation, Summer 1990, Executive Leadership Institute

Doctor of Education Degree, 1973, Texas A & M University-Commerce

Master of Science Degree, 1967, Texas A & M University-Commerce

Bachelor of Science Degree, 1966, Texas A & M University-Commerce





§  Rockland Economic Development Corporation Award of Distinction, November 22, 2013

§ A Very Special Penguin, Penguin Repertory Theatre, October 5, 2013

§ Texas A&M University Commerce, Distinguishes Alumnus Awards, April 2013

§  JCC Rockland “J” Award, March 2013

§  Patterns for Progress Regional Achievement Award, November 2012

§  Spring Valley NAACP Humanitarian Award, October 2012

§  Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2010

§  Nyack College Social Justice Day Award, June 2010

§  ACT (Adults Caring for Teens) Inc. Mentoring Award 2010

§  New York Community College Trustees Special Award of Recognition, March 2010

§  Nyack Branch NAACP 2010 Award, in Appreciation for Empowering the Future of our Youth

§  Association of Community College Trustees 2009 Northeast Regional CEO Award

§  Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Inc., 2009 Marty Mann Award

§  St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church, 2009 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award

§  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, 2008 Positive Image Award

§  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 2008 Edmund W. Gordon Community Recognition Award

§  RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) 2008 Spirit Award

§  Helen Hayes 2007 MacArthur Award





Governor Andrew Cuomo's Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, 2011 - Present

Advisory Board, Rockland Community Foundation 2006-Present

Advisory Board, Rockland County Police Hispanic Society 2006-Present

Advisory Board, SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Businesses 2004-2007

Advisory Council, Cuttington University, Liberia, West Africa

Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County 2005-Present

Board of Directors, Good Samaritan Hospital
Director 2007-2010
Chairman 2008-2009

Board of Directors, Institute for Community College Development, Cornell University 2009-2010

Board of Directors, Leadership Rockland 2006-2009

Board of Directors, National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
Director 2005-2009
Treasurer 2007-2009

Board of Directors, Rockland 21C Collaborative for Children & Youth 2006-Present

Board of Directors, Rockland Economic Development Corporation 2007-Present

Board of Trustees, Holocaust Museum & Study Center 2007-Present

Executive Leadership Team, American Heart Association Tri County Heart Walk 2008-2009

Holiday Volunteer, American Cancer Society

Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

New York Community College Association of Presidents (NYCCAP)
Vice President 2007-2009
President 2009-2013




Cornell, H. & Wood, C.L. (Nov. 2006)  “Making the Case for Amending the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002”

Epstein, C. & Wood, C.L.  “Women in Community College Administration,” Community and Junior College Journal,  October, 1984. 

Secolsky, C. & Wood, C.L. (November 2002), The Frequencies of Student Online Activity as Predictors of Course Grade.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research, Annapolis, MD

Wood, C.L. (2006)  “Preparing Adults for Careers in Teaching” NACCTEP News, December 2006

Wood, C.L.  Creating an Inclusive Curriculum. Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1995.  Chapter, “Institutionalizing Curriculum Change.”



Rockland Community College
Suffern, New York 10901
May 1, 2004 - Present President
County College of Morris
Randolph, New Jersey 07869
1987-2004 Vice President of Academic Affairs
Montgomery College
(Multi-Campus Community College)
Rockville Campus
Rockville, Maryland 20850
1981-1987 Acting Provost (May 1986 - August 1986)
Instructional Dean (February 1981 - June 1987)
Northern Virginia Community College
(Multi-Campus Community College)
Alexandria Campus
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
1976-1981 Chairman, Visual Arts-Engineering
Associate Professor, Human Services/Psychology
Houston Community College System
Houston, Texas 77002
1973-1976 Dean of Institutional and Student Services
Tarrant County Junior College
South Campus
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
1967-1970 Director of Student Activities




Dr. Wood is available to speak to community groups on any of the following topics:

  • Rockland Community College
  • Future of Higher Education
  • Pluralism in Higher Education


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