Beth Coyle [email protected]

Dr. Beth A. Coyle has more than 35 years of higher education experience, focusing on academic, administrative, operational, and auxiliary enterprises in both the public and private sectors. She has led academic and administrative teams at public and private universities and has served in consulting roles for a variety of higher education institutions, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Coyle is an experienced leader and educator with expertise in a variety of senior-level academic and administrative leadership posts. Her areas of proficiency encompass project planning and management; operations, including facilities and emergency management, business continuity, and planning; development and alumni affairs; auxiliary services; and academic affairs. In the academic realm, she has expertise as an MSCHE Peer Reviewer, in faculty affairs, online academic administration, online teaching and learning, records and registration, and academic success.

Dr. Coyle previously served as Vice President of Operations at Rockland Community College and resides with her family in Rockland County. She received her bachelor’s degree at The College of New Jersey and earned a master’s degree with distinction from Rider University. She was the recipient of a graduate fellowship from Nova Southeastern University’s Programs for Higher Education where she earned a doctoral degree.

Dr. Victor Anaya [email protected]

Victor Anaya, EdD joined Rockland Community College as the Vice President of Finance and Administration in January 2024. He has over thirty-five years of experience working in the finance and accounting fields, fifteen of which have been in education. Dr. Anaya has served in executive-level financial roles for several organizations within higher education and elementary education, including CUNY, Bergen Community College, and Tenafly Public School district, to name a few. In addition, Dr. Anaya has held senior financial positions for New Jersey Judiciary, Hertz, Pan Am, and ABC.

Dr. Anaya has a Doctorate in Community College Leadership from National American University, a Master of Science Degree in Managerial and Operational Auditing from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from William Paterson University.

In his role at RCC, Dr. Anaya reports directly to the President as a member of the Executive Cabinet, advising in financial planning and developing policies to achieve the College’s goals. His role responsibilities include financial analysis, planning, policy development, financial reporting, operating and capital budget preparation and control, auditing, accounting services and record keeping, payroll, grant accounting services and reporting, inventory control, and risk management.

Dr. Anaya also oversees Facilities, Public Safety, Information Technology, Administrative Services, the Field House and Cultural Arts Theater administration, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, Bursar, as well as other administrative departments that support the needs and priorities of the College.

Dr. Tinny Cheung [email protected]

Dr. Tinny Cheung is an accomplished higher education professional with a profound commitment to advancing student success. She holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from Rowan University and is a dynamic leader with over 15 years of experience in higher education.

As the Assistant Dean of Student Success at Union College of Union County, New Jersey (UCNJ), a Hispanic and minority-serving institution, she oversaw their one-stop student service centers on multiple campuses, along with advising, career, and transfer services. UCNJ has consecutively ranked in the top 150 U.S. community colleges by the Aspen Institute, beginning in 2021, and achieving a top 25 position in 2023. The recognition is partly credited to the success of institutional graduation initiatives Dr. Cheung led, including Operation Graduation and Project Achievement. She has achieved remarkable milestones, tripling the graduation rate within five years and quintupling rates for African American male students in first-time, full-time cohorts.

Beyond administration, Dr. Cheung brings a wealth of teaching experience, having served for over 15 years as an adjunct professor at both two-year and four-year institutions, covering courses in health, psychology, and social sciences. Her dedication extends to industry volunteer work, contributing as a Middle States Commission on Higher Education peer evaluator, NASPA annual conference program reviewer, and peer reviewer for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Known for her enthusiasm, team-oriented leadership, and unwavering commitment to a student-centered environment, Dr. Cheung leads with an equity-minded philosophy. She lives in New Jersey with her wife and cat. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and playing the board game Catan.

Virginia Melendez[email protected]

Dr. Virginia Meléndez is RCC’s Chief of Staff. In this role, she chairs a campus Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) working group that focuses on what it means for RCC to be an HSI. Statewide, Dr. Meléndez represents RCC at SUNY-wide initiatives to support HSIs to coordinate and amplify HSI efforts across the university. At the national level, Dr. Meléndez serves as the campus liaison to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Excelencia in Education, and actively explore opportunities to partner and collaborate. She also leads organizational development and planning efforts, while amplifying RCCs message.

Prior to joining RCC, Dr. Meléndez served in various roles in the public and private sectors in Higher Education. She has over twenty years of experience in Higher Education Administration and as a Board Professional. Her worked included Diversity Taskforce, Student Success Initiatives, and Middle States accreditation. Dr. Meléndez is also active in her local community serving on the Board of Directors of her Condominium Association.

Dr. Meléndez holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Peter’s University. Most recently, Dr. Meléndez was selected to participate in the second cohort of HACU’s Leadership Academy, La Academia de Liderazgo, and served as part of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Aida Rosario[email protected]

Aida E. Rosario joined Rockland Community College as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Communications, and External Affairs in October 2023. Aida’s exceptional credentials, student-facing experience, and dedication to RCC’s mission make her an invaluable addition to the leadership team.

Her extensive professional experience spans over 18 years, including management roles at Univision Communications, Inc. and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo stations in the Philadelphia and New York markets. Notably, her background also encompasses significant experience in student-facing roles at Temple University and MCPHahnemann/Drexel University, demonstrating her understanding of the unique needs and aspirations of student communities.

With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resources and Business Law from Temple University’s esteemed Fox School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Berkeley College, Aida’s academic achievements reflect her dedication to academic excellence and professional growth. In her free time, Ms. Rosario enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Melissa Roy[email protected]

Melissa L. Roy, JD is the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York. In that capacity, she works to ensure that the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in all its policies, work, and practices. She previously served in various roles at the College where she was the Equal Employment Opportunity officer, the Title IX coordinator, and the Middle States accreditation liaison officer.

Prior to joining Rockland Community College, Ms. Roy practiced corporate and securities law at the law firms of Hogan Lovells (previously Hogan & Hartson LLP) in both its Washington, DC and New York offices; Eversheds Sutherland (previously Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan) in its Washington, DC office; and Goodwin (previously Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP) in its Boston, Massachusetts office.

Ms. Roy is active in the local community. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Valley Cottage Library and the Mount Moor Cemetery Association. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Westchester Alumnae Chapter, and the American Association of University Women, Rockland Chapter, and a Lifetime Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nyack Branch. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the African American Historical Society of Rockland (2009-2018), the Board of Directors of the Rockland Negro Scholarship Fund, Inc. (2001-2014), and the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate ~ Tri-County NY Region (2010-2013).

Ms. Roy earned a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. She holds a certification in Collective Bargaining from Cornell University’s ILR School. She was selected as a member of the Leadership Rockland Class of 2007 and Rockland County’s Forty under 40 in 2005.

Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu[email protected]

Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu is a distinguished research scientist and educator with over 20 years of experience as a seasoned academic leader in higher education. Holding a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Ukachukwu has a wealth of experience developed from her various roles as a research scholar, chemistry faculty member, and academic administrator. A published author of an organic chemistry book and several scientific research papers, she brings a depth of technical expertise in her new role as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rockland Community College.

Dr. Ukachukwu joins Rockland Community College from her previous position as Dean and Provost of the Plainfield Campus at Union College, in New Jersey, where she adeptly oversaw all campus operations and provided visionary leadership for faculty and staff in teaching, curriculum development, technology, and assessment. She developed innovative partnerships with community and local organizations and provided leadership for social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the community.

Purysabel Uregar [email protected]

Purysabel Uregar, born in the Dominican Republic, is a dynamic individual with a zest for life. Her passions encompass the thrill of traveling, embracing outdoor adventures, fostering strong family bonds, and a deep love for the field of Human Resources.

Purysabel’s educational journey led her to earn a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Lehman College/CUNY, where she had previously completed her Bachelor’s Degree. She also holds an Associates Degree from LaGuardia Community College. Her dedication to education laid the foundation for her impressive career in Human Resources, spanning an impressive 19 years.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Purysabel finds fulfillment in volunteering at her children’s school, actively participating in PTO activities, and making a positive impact in her local educational community. She is equally committed to enhancing RCC’s employee community, working tirelessly to provide unwavering support and assistance to every employee.

Purysabel Uregar’s journey is an inspiring testament to her dedication to family, education, and the betterment of her community.