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Melissa L. Roy

Melissa L. Roy

Melissa L. Roy

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Chief Diversity Officer

Brucker Hall, Room 6205


Melissa L. Roy, JD, joined RCC’s administration in 2005 as the Director of Equity & Compliance, and became the Director of Organizational & Staff Development in 2009 until her recent appointment as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer in 2016. She previously practiced corporate and securities law at the law firms of Hogan & Hartson LLP in its Washington, DC and New York offices; Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in Washington, DC; and Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP in Boston, MA.

Her responsibilities include serving as the College’s Chief Diversity Officer, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance officer. She also serves as the chair of the President’s Diversity Council and Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the primary accrediting agency for the College.

Roy is active in the community, serving on the board of directors of the African American Historical Society of Rockland County and as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

She earned a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University. She was selected as a member of the Leadership Rockland Class of 2007 and Rockland County’s Forty under 40 in 2005.