Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Shirley ColladoThe board of trustees of Ithaca College in New York has selected Shirley M. Collado as the educational institution’s next president. She will take office on July 1. Current Ithaca College President, Thomas R. Rochon announced in January 2016 he would step down in July 2017 after a series of campus protests in which students demonstrated against what they perceived as a slow response to race-related incidents on campus.

Ithaca College enrolls more than 6,300 undergraduate students and more than 400 graduate students. Women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Dr. Collado is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in human and organizational development and psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University.

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