• The Rochester Area Career Development Association (RACDA) was chartered in 1989 to support the collaborative efforts of career development professionals at area colleges and universities. At that time, the association’s focus was on planning and implementing events such as Teacher Recruitment Day, Graduate School Days, and the Rochester Area Colleges Alumni Networking Event.
  • Today, RACDA is focused on addressing the professional development needs of its members while serving students and employers through recruiting events such as Teacher Recruitment Day and other school hosted career fairs.

RACDA, its programs, and events are made possible through the professional collaboration of dedicated member individuals.

2021-2022 RACDA BOARD

David Cota-Buckhout
University of Rochester
Career Advisor
Past President
Lisa Heisman
Nazareth College
Career Coach
President Elect
Mary Cannon
SUNY Geneseo
Senior Career Planning and Development Coordinator
Michelle Marks-Hook University of Rochester
Alumni Volunteer Program Director
Tara Bloom
Keuka College
Director Field Period & Internship Program
Communications Coordinator
Kathleen D. Raniewicz
Roberts Wesleyan College
Career Development Specialist
Communications Committee
Kathleen D. Raniewicz
Roberts Wesleyan College
Eric Vaughn
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professional Development Committee
Joshua Bauroth
Nazareth College

Committee Members:

Tyson Tate, University of Rochester

Dawn Lucas, National Technical Institute of the Deaf – Rochester Institute of Technology

Mary Cannon, SUNY Geneseo

Gena Willis, SUNY Brockport

Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) Committee