• 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 also 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.

2020-2021 RACDA BOARD

Past President | Beth Touhsaent
Rochester Institute of Technology
Career Services Coordinator
President | Lisa Heisman Nazareth College
Career Coach
President Elect | David Cota-Buckhout
University of Rochester
Career Advisor
Treasurer | Michelle Marks-Hook University of Rochester
Alumni Volunteer Program Director
Secretary | Tara Bloom
Keuka College, Director
Field Period & Internship Program
Communications Coordinator | Kathleen D. Raniewicz
Roberts Wesleyan College
Career Development Specialist
Communications Committee
Chair | Kathleen D. Raniewicz
Roberts Wesleyan College
Member | Eric Vaughn
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professional Development Committee
Chair | 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