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Acting President Biography

Dr. Michael A. Cioce leads student success initiatives as vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Rowan College at Burlington County – New Jersey’s top-ranked and rapidly growing community college. He has also been serving as the college’s chief executive officer as acting president since August 2017 and the Board of Trustees appointed him the college's sixth president effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Since his appointment as vice president in 2015, RCBC has achieved several noteworthy accomplishments. These include enrollment increases, a new 3+1 program with Rowan University that provides one of the nation’s most affordable bachelor’s degrees, increased opportunity for high school students to earn college credit and a new approach to the college’s student services in terms of customer service and organizational structure.

Dr. Cioce was instrumental in the programmatic design and operation of its award-winning Student Success Center that opened in fall 2017 with the goal of improved customer service and “one-stop” service design.

As a first-generation student, Dr. Cioce is committed to making college affordable and accessible to all students who are willing to work toward their goals.

Previously, Dr. Cioce held positions as executive director of Enrollment Management and director of Financial Aid at RCBC. Before coming to RCBC in 2010, he worked in Drexel University’s Financial Aid Office.

Dr. Cioce completed his doctoral studies in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2018. He holds master’s degrees of Business Administration (MBA) and Financial Management from Drexel University and a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University.

Dr. Cioce resides with his family in Moorestown. He welcomes your email to president@rcbc.edu.