Rock, Thomas P. (tpr4)

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Rock, Thomas
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Adjunct Associate Professor of Higher Education
Organization & Leadership

113 ZB Zankel

Office Hours:
By appointment 

Educational Background

Dr. Rock earned his BA in Communication Studies from the University of Dayton (OH); his MS in Education in Counselor Education from Alfred University (NY); and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University (NY). He also received a Certificate of Completion from the Harvard Graduate School of Education for participation in the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE). 



Dr. Rock’s dissertation focused on access and equity issues as it relates to college admissions.  His dissertation titled Thresholds to Success:  An Analysis of the College Admission Process at an Elite Private Secondary School and an Aspiring Public Secondary School in an Urban Setting can be found through Dissertation Abstracts or through the Teachers College Library at Columbia University.  Dr. Rock is also published in the Journal of College Admissions

Professional Organizations

Dr. Rock served as the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP) in a number of positions, including the President from 2006-2008.   He has also served as an Advisory Board member of the World Education Services (WES) and has presented at regional, national and international venues including presentations at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Conference, the Noel-Levitz National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention, the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Annual Conference, and the Institute for International Education. In September 2010, Dr. Rock was selected as a Delegate by the U.S. Department of State and met with Government and University officials in Beijing and Shanghai.

Professional Experiences

Dr. Rock has worked in the field of undergraduate admissions and College Counseling at the University of Dayton, Alfred University and The Albany Academy (NY).  He has worked in graduate admissions at Columbia University (NY), Hofstra University (NY) and Teachers College, Columbia University (NY).

He has over 25 years of experience in student affairs having worked in undergraduate and graduate admissions and enrollment management and graduate student services.  In his role as Vice Provost for Student Affairs at TC,  Dr. Rock oversees the Offices of Career Services, Disability Services, International Services, Registrar and Student Affairs.  He also chairs the Psychological Emergency Response Team (PERT) and the Student Code of Conduct Committee.   


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