Rochel Pinder-Cuffie joined the Murphy Institute now the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies—SLU in September 2014. She is the Director of Student & Community Affairs at SLU. In her role, she leads the School’s student affairs unit and student engagement initiatives.
Rochel has over 16 years designing, leading, and implementing programs in higher education with a particular focus on experiential learning and student services. In those roles, she helped launch two new colleges in the CUNY system and spearheaded new programs and initiatives to support student access, retention, and completion.
Rochel holds an MPA in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Baruch College/Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Baruch College/CUNY, Zicklin School of Business. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration at Northeastern University.

Rochel Pinder-Cuffie