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Acting President Biography

Michael 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. 

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.

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.

Hired at RCBC in 2010, Cioce worked his way up from director of Financial Aid and executive director of Enrollment Management. He previously worked in Drexel University’s Financial Aid Office.

Cioce is currently completing his doctoral studies in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds master’s degrees of Business Management Administration and Financial Management from Drexel University and a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University.

At RCBC, Cioce can single out a favorite student, his wife Kim, with whom he is raising four children in Moorestown.