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President’s Post #101: Message to Campus

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

Individuals, departments, and organizations across the country and across our campus are engaging in dialogues centered around the presidential election. For those of you participating in these discussions, thank you. And, for those of you who may feel anxious, discouraged, or even dispassionate about the societal impact of this election cycle, I encourage you to reject the false comfort of isolation and instead to engage with your peers, colleagues, faculty, and staff in ways that promote mutual understanding and respect. We all, always, have something to learn and something to share.

Today is Veteran’s Day. After a tumultuous week, it is fitting to reflect more deeply on its historical significance. On November 11, 1918 fighting between the allied nations and Germany ceased on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The resolution passed by the United States Congress in 1926 which established Veteran’s Day includes, in pertinent part:

…the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and… 

…inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

As we look to the future of America and, more locally to our campus, it is imperative that we…

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Peter Philip Mercer, L.L.B., Ph.D.
President
Phone: (201) 684-7607
E-mail: president@ramapo.edu

Beth E. Barnett, Ed.D.
Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529
E-mail: bbarnett@ramapo.edu

Kirsten DaSilva, C.P.A.
Vice President of Administration and Finance
Phone: (201) 684-7621
E-mail: kdasilv1@ramapo.edu

Cathleen Davey, M.A.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of the Ramapo Foundation
Phone: (201) 684-7611
E-mail: cdavey@ramapo.edu

Nicole Morgan Agard, Esq. 
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, Director of Employee Relations
Phone: (201) 684-7503
E-mail: nmagard@ramapo.edu

Christopher Romano, Ed.M
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7309
E-mail: cromano@ramapo.edu

Michael A. Tripodi, Esq.
Vice President & General Counsel
Phone: (201) 684-6975
Email: mtripodi@ramapo.edu

Brittany A. Williams-Goldstein, M.S.Ed.
Chief of Staff & Board Liaison
Phone: (201) 684-7609
E-mail: bwillia1@ramapo.edu

President's Office Staff (Details)

 

Amanda Allen, ASB016
Legal and Compliance Temporary Assistant Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7540; E-mail: aallen3@ramapo.edu
http://www.ramapo.edu/affirmaction/

Patricia Chavez, M-208
Director of Internal Audit and Custodian of Public Records Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7622; E-mail: pchavez@ramapo.edu

Marie Ciampi, M-215
Secretarial Assistant Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7537
E-mail: mciampi@ramapo.edu

Janet Faber, D-107
Assistant Director of Employee Relations/Deputy Ethics Liaison Officer Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7504; E-mail: jfaber@ramapo.edu

Anna Farneski, M-209
Assistant Vice President, Government Relations Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-6844
E-mail: afarnesk@ramapo.edu

Sara Gazzillo, M-202
Executive Assistant to the President Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7610
E-mail: sgazzill@ramapo.edu

Adrienne Lioy, D-103
Office Assistant Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-6693
E-mail: alioy@ramapo.edu

Kat McGee, ASB017
Title IX Coordinator/Director of Compliance Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7220
E-mail: kmcgee@ramapo.edu  http://www.ramapo.edu/affirmaction/

Nicole Morgan Agard, D-106
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer/Director of Employee Relations Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7503
E-mail: nmagard@ramapo.edu

Stephanie A. Scheeler, CMP, M202A
Event Planner, Presidential Facilities and Special Events Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7850
E-mail: sscheele@ramapo.edu    http://www.ramapo.edu/president/special-events/

Michael A. Tripodi, Esq., M206
Vice President & General Counsel; Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-6975
Email: mtripodi@ramapo.edu

Brittany A. Williams-Goldstein, M202
Chief of Staff & Board Liaison Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7609
E-mail: bwillia1@ramapo.edu  http://www.ramapo.edu/board

John Woods, Lodge 122
College Ombudsperson Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7804
E-mail: jwoods1@ramapo.edu   http://www.ramapo.edu/ombuds/