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ICC Names Rocco Cappello as New Vice President of Student Success

ICC has named Rocco Cappello, of Albany, Ga., as the new vice president of student success.  Cappello began his new position at the College on June 19.  The ICC Board of Trustees approved his appointment at their June meeting.

Cappello will oversee the student services, student development, student success, enrollment services, and athletics.

Cappello joins ICC after serving as Assistant Vice President of Students, Interim Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.  He’s also served in the roles of Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., and Residence Hall Director at Binghamton University in Vestal, N.Y.

Cappello will complete his doctoral degree in organizational leadership later this summer.  He also holds a master’s degree in educational studies from Manhattanville College and a bachelor’s degree in music from C.W. Post, Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y.  His notable achievements include an enhanced student achievement program, which increased the retention rate of at-risk students from 26% to 57% over one year.  He has also restructured the student conduct policies and procedures for all 23 city University of New York higher education institutions.  Cappello also is experienced in enrollment management reorganization, as he has restructured the student recruitment and enrollment process.

“We are so pleased to have Mr. Cappello join ICC in this role,” ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey said. “He brings an impressive range of experience and a lifelong dedication to student success.”

“I am honored and excited to be the new vice president of student success at Illinois Central College.  The team at ICC is known for their drive and ambition when assisting students, and I am grateful to be part of an amazing group of dedicated professionals,” said Cappello.  “With the support of ICC’s passionate faculty, staff and students, I know we will continue to change the world.”