Dr. Rochel Pinder is the Director of Student & Community Affairs at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies—SLU. In her role, Dr. Pinder leads the school’s student affairs unit and student engagement initiatives.

Dr. Pinder has over 20 years’ experience designing, leading, and implementing programs in higher education with a particular focus on experiential learning and student services. During her tenure, she helped launch two new colleges in the CUNY system and spearheaded new programs and initiatives to support student access, retention, and completion.

Dr. Pinder holds a doctorate from Northeastern University, 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.

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