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Daily Voice Leaders: Dr. Cliff Wood, President, Rockland Community College

The Daily Voice sits down with Rockland Community College President, Dr. Cliff Wood.
The Daily Voice sits down with Rockland Community College President, Dr. Cliff Wood. Video Credit: John Haffey

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- As higher education costs climb higher and higher, community colleges have emerged as financially smart alternative to the price tags and loans associated with a four year degree. At Rockland Community college, President Dr. Cliff Wood is making it his mission to provide a top-tier education at an affordable price point for students in the Mid-Hudson region.

As President of Rockland Community College since 2004, Dr. Wood has seen the college evolve from a local alternative to costly higher eduction into a regional power in workforce development, college transfers and professional experience.

Students looking to continue on and transfer to receive a degree from a four year university have the option to enroll in a variety of core curriculum classes, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities. For those looking to gain a leg up, or perhaps switch careers entirely, Rockland Community College hosts a robust trade program and connects current students with local companies looking to attract new talent in the greater New York area.

To hear Dr. Wood discuss life at Rockland Community College, the school's plan for growth and its program offering, watch the full interview above.

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