WRCR AM 1700 – Rockland Community College has a new president. Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo became just the eighth president in the College’s 64-year history. Prior to joining RCC, Dr. Rápalo was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bronx Community College. He formally started his new position on July 1st.
Lohud – In an era when higher education is plagued by skyrocketing tuition fees, exorbitant student debt and the burden of high-interest rates, community colleges emerge as the unsung heroes of education.
News 12 Westchester – Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo, the new president of Rockland Community College, spoke with News 12 Tuesday for his first local interview since taking the job.
Rockland County Business Journal – Eisha Sarmad, a recent graduate of Rockland Community College, is one of 60 high-achieving community college students nationwide selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Hudson Valley Press – After an extensive search process including multiple interviews, campus tours, and lively town halls, Rockland Community College has selected its eighth President in the College’s 64-year history.
Campus News – Rockland Community College student, Christopher Raetz, and faculty member, Amanda Feeney, have been named winners of the 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Student Essay Contest.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo will become president of Rockland Community College (RCC), effective July 1.
SUNY – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed the following presidents: Dr. Peter O. Nwosu to lead SUNY Oswego, Dr. Tony D. Hawkins for SUNY Broome Community College, Dr. Daniel Dupee, II for Jefferson Community College, and Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo for Rockland Community College.
Nanuet Patch – All Spring 2023 candidates for graduation as well as Summer and Fall 2022 conferred graduates are invited to attend an in-person Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2023. It will be held at 11:00 am at Clover Stadium in Pomona, NY.