CCNY Appoints Robert Rodriguez Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
NEW YORK, February 4, 2009 - Robert Rodriguez has been appointed Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at The City College of New York, CCNY President Gregory H. Williams announced today. He had been Director of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity and Chairman of the Auxiliary Enterprise Corp. at The College. He will report to Esther Perález, Vice President of Student Affairs.
“Robert’s credentials make him an excellent choice,” President Williams said in announcing the appointment. “From the day he started as Director of Affirmative Action, he has demonstrated a passion for the College and a determination to achieve real results. He has exceeded the high expectations we had for him and the job itself.”
Mr. Rodriguez, 46, joined CCNY in 2005 as Director of Affirmative Action. His responsibilities in that role included developing and implementing City College's Affirmative Action Plan and ensuring compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) as well as other federal and local civil rights laws. In 2006, he became Chairman of CCNY’s Auxiliary Enterprise Corp., which selects vendors and allocates financial rewards to student organizations on campus.
Prior to CCNY, Mr. Rodriguez spent seven years with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, where he was a senior compliance officer. Earlier in his career, he held positions with the New York City Department of Investigation, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York City Police Department, the latter as a New York City Urban Fellow. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law School.
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