APPLYMyRCC
Welcome from the President

Welcome from the President

Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Interim PresidentOn behalf of the Roxbury Community College leadership team, I warmly welcome you to RCC.

On February 7th I arrived at RCC as interim president charged with reinvigorating and reenergizing the College.  The pandemic presented the College and our students with significant challenges; however, resiliency is the backbone of this institution. Together with the Board of Trustees, the RCC Foundation Board, and the executive team we are emerging as a strong, necessary organization, ready to respond to community needs.

Since arriving at RCC, along with my two interim executive vice presidents, Dr. Joyce Taylor Gibson and Ms. Marta T. Rosa, we have listened to the internal and external community and prioritized critical projects at RCC. The challenges faced by community colleges were exacerbated by the pandemic however at RCC there is a strong sense of community and commitment to continue to be relevant as the only designated Predominantly Black Community College (PBCC) in New England.

Although RCC has many attributes that set it apart from other institutions of public higher education, in particular, I’m impressed by this College’s shared commitment to student success.  All RCC community members take pride in the fact that RCC offers small class sizes to ensure all students receive one-on-one support, supplies all students with laptops, connects students with critical non-academic support through the Project Access office, and supports faculty innovation that improves retention and completion.

I am truly excited to welcome our community back to campus this fall.  I look forward to hosting in-person community forums, transfer fairs, student activities, student engagement events, and more, this fall.  The RCC campus is fully open and our dedicated team of professionals can’t wait to see you back on campus. For those of you eager to continue your educational journey through online courses--don't worry--we're pleased to continue offering online courses and remote student support.  We're here for you, whether you visit us in-person or online. 

I enjoy interacting with all community members who are invested in the success of RCC.  My contact information is listed below, along with the contact information for the Office of the President.  Please reach out to us with your ideas.

Thank you, and I look forward to celebrating RCC’s 50th anniversary with you throughout the 2023 calendar year!

Contact The Office of the President
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
profile picture
Vivian
Ortiz Special Projects Manager Office of the President 857-701-1537 vortiz@rcc.mass.edu
profile picture
Valerie
Thornhill-Hudson Executive Assistant to the President Office of the President 857-701-1284 vthornhill-hudson@rcc.mass.edu
profile picture
Marta
Rosa EVP Special Assistant to the President Office of the President 857-701-1273 mrosa5@rcc.mass.edu
profile picture
Jackie
Jenkins-Scott President Office of the President 857-701-1280 jjenkins-scott@rcc.mass.edu 2-302A
profile picture
Ruben
Flores Special Projects Manager Office of the President 857-701-1243 rflores@rcc.mass.edu 2-301C
Apply Inquire
Open widget