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Upcoming Events

Nov 18

Founders’ Day

November 18
Mar 24

REMEMBRANCE DAY

March 24, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Office of the President is Here for You

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Office of the President has modified its operations until further notice.

The Office of the President is staffed on-campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The staff members on-campus alternate every other week.

The Office of the President operates remotely on Thursdays and Fridays.

Meeting Management

The Office of the President has transitioned to primarily virtual meetings but can accommodate some in-person appointments.

  • Requests for meetings/inquiries with Dr. Peter P. Mercer, College President, should be directed to Ms. Sara Gazzillo, Executive Assistant, at sgazzill@ramapo.edu.
  • Requests for meetings/inquiries with Michael Tripodi, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel, should be directed to Ms. Marie Ciampi, Secretary, mciampi@ramapo.edu.
  • Requests for meetings/inquiries with Nicole Morgan Agard, Esq., Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, should be directed to Ms. Jeanine Miller Lajam, Program Assistant, jmillerl@ramapo.edu.
  • Requests for meetings/inquiries with Dr. Brittany Williams-Goldstein, Chief of Staff and Board of Trustees Liaison, should be directed to Ms. Marie Ciampi, Secretary, at mciampi@ramapo.edu.
Special Events
  • Special event information (Arching, Commencement, Convocation, etc.) is updated periodically on the event websites.
Board of Trustees
  • Per guidance from the State of NJ, the Board of Trustees has transitioned to remote meeting management. Information on this meeting platform and the calendar of regular meetings is available on the Board’s website.
Office Suite Operations
  • The Offices of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Compliance (EDIC) is staffed on-campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The staff members on-campus alternate every other week. EDIC operates remotely on Thursdays and Fridays.
  •  The Office of Internal Audit  is operating remotely Monday thru Friday.
  • The Ombudsperson is delivering services in a hybrid format with primarily remote operations and some limited on-campus services.

The Office of the President endeavors to address your needs while keeping the health and safety of our community a priority. Your patience and cooperation during this time is sincerely appreciated.


The President’s Post is routinely updated with important communications for students, employees, and families of Ramapo College.

President’s Post


The Office of the President delivers multiple special events including Commencement, Founders Day, Remembrance Day, and Opening Convocation. 

Special Events


In the fall of 2020 the College’s Board of Trustees announced a national search for the next president of Ramapo College.

2021 Presidential Search


Many of the President’s speeches and addresses are available via pdf and other digital formats. 


President's Cabinet (Details)

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

Susan Gaulden, Ph.D
Interim Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7515
E-mail: sgaulden@ramapo.edu

Angela Cristini, Ph.D. 
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of the Ramapo Foundation
Phone: (201) 684-7611 

E-mail: acristin@ramapo.edu

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

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

Patrick O’Connor, MA 
Government Relations Officer
Phone: (201) 684-6844
E-mail: poconnor@ramapo.edu

Christopher Romano, Ed.D
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, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff & Board Liaison; College Spokesperson
Phone: (201) 684-7609
E-mail: bwillia1@ramapo.edu


President's Office Staff (Details)

Patricia Chavez, M208
Director of Internal Audit and Custodian of Public Records
Phone: (201) 684-7622
E-mail: pchavez@ramapo.edu

Marie Ciampi, Notary Public, M215
Secretarial Assistant; Office of the President
Phone: (201) 684-7537
E-mail: mciampi@ramapo.edu

Elizabeth Fanelli
Associate Investigator; Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7286
E-mail: efanelli@ramapo.edu

 

 

Sara Gazzillo, M202
Executive Assistant to the President
Phone: (201) 684-7610
E-mail: sgazzill@ramapo.edu

Kat McGee, J.D., D104A
Director of Title IX, ADA, and Compliance Training; Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7220
E-mail: kmcgee@ramapo.edu

Nicole Morgan Agard, Esq., D106
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer; Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7503
E-mail: nmagard@ramapo.edu

Jineane Miller Lajam, D105
Program Assistant; Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-6693
E-mail: jmiller1@ramapo.edu

Patrick O’Connor, MA, E115
Government Relations Officer
Phone: (201) 684-6844
E-mail: poconnor@ramapo.edu

A. Tamika Quick, MA, D104B
Associate Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance
Phone: (201) 684-7487
E-mail: aquick@ramapo.edu

Stephanie A. Scheeler, CMP, M222
Director of Special Events and Presidential Facilities
Phone: (201) 684-7850
E-mail: sscheele@ramapo.edu

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

Brittany A. Williams-Goldstein, Ed.D., M201
Chief of Staff & Board Liaison
Phone: (201) 684-7609
E-mail: bwillia1@ramapo.edu

John Woods, Esq., Lodge122
College Ombudsperson
Phone: (201) 684-7804
E-mail: jwoods1@ramapo.edu