As I complete my third year as president at Roxbury Community College, I am very excited at the progress we have made together and the exciting new semester we are about to embark upon.. What an exciting, transformative period it has been for our students, and the College. Graduation rates are up and we've started our first major campus renovation in decades!
During my tenure on campus, we've significantly increased our efforts to share important information on our college and programs with the community--our most recent editions of CareerFocus magazine and SmartStart are but two examples. We've also ramped up our community programming; we recently celebrated the third annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival, which drew the biggest crowd yet.
On the academic front, we remain committed to providing our students with rigorous and relevant coursework, taught by top-notch faculty. Over the past year, the College was re-accredited by NEASC, our Nursing Program was re-accredited by ACEN, our Radiologic Technology Program was re-accredited by JCERT, and our Biotechnology Program maintained its' platinum-level endorsement from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. In Spring 2016, our Honors Program received formal accreditation from the Commonwealth Honors Program. On the non-credit side, we've strengthened the programs offered through Corporate & Community Education; and, we have added new Lifelong Learning classes and brought back RCC's Kids to College Program.
As always, we hope that you'll remain connected with the College during this exciting time. Please continue to visit our website for information on current events at RCC, as well as updates on all our construction projects taking place over the next two years.
Thank you for your continued support of Roxbury Community College. I look forward to seeing you on-campus over the coming months, and to welcoming you to our newly-renovated campus in a few short years.
Dr. Valerie Roberson