Approved by the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College on May 25, 2017.
- To confer President Emeritus status to former Rockland Community College presidents in recognition of their contributions to Rockland Community College.
- To offer privileges to former presidents of Rockland Community College as a means of keeping them affiliated with the College, maintaining a special relationship with them and expressing gratitude for their service to the College.
To be awarded the President Emeritus status a former president of Rockland Community College must satisfy the following criteria:
- The President must have established a record of distinguished service in his or her role as President of Rockland Community College.
- The President must have established a record of distinguished service to the general Rockland County community in his or her role as President of Rockland Community College.
- The President must have served as President of Rockland Community College for a minimum of 10 years.
- The President must have completed his/her service as President, or be within the final three months of his/her tenure as President.
- The President must be nominated by a member of the Board of Trustees, such nomination to be in the form of a Board Resolution to be accompanied by any and all such supporting materials as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Board. Such resolution must be approved by a vote of the majority of the Board of Trustees.
The status as President Emeritus or President Emerita shall confer the following privileges:
- Use of the title “President Emeritus” in community and professional activities.
- Listing as the President Emeritus/Emerita in the College catalog and on the College website.
- Continued access to RCC e-mail.
- Invitations to College events and activities.
- Any other privileges that the Board may confer from time to time in its discretion.
The current College President may request the President Emeritus to provide counsel or to serve in various volunteer roles and/or capacities in support of the College, with the understanding that the President Emeritus or Emerita shall have no formal obligation to provide such services to the College.
An honor of the Emeritus/Emerita status can only be rescinded pursuant to a resolution passed by a majority of the Board of Trustees.