Piedmont Community College
Rosalind Cross has more than 13 years of experience providing oversight to federal programs that connect students to community resources within the community college system. Her role has been to ensure that students have equitable access to college (two-year and four-year) and have a means of paying for college, including books, tuition, and fees. This work is done in conjunction with connections to community resources to assist with barriers to completion such as food and housing insecurity, financial barriers, mental health, transportation, childcare, and substance abuse. As a current community college employee and a former community college student, she fully understands the community college philosophy and the power of impact. As an adult learner, Rosalind found her way to community college after a life-changing layoff and obtained an associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degree and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree. The obtainment of these degrees is a direct result of community resources and connections. She fully understands the value of education, enjoys the community college environment, and is excited about the opportunities afforded to students.