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The Business Journals spoke with Brian Amkraut, the new vice president of Workforce Credentialing and Community Impact at Mercy, who comes to the position with 15 years of experience in higher education administration and lifelong learning programs.
"The most important priority is to stay healthy and to stay hopeful," said Baston.
RCC signed a similar pact with Pace University in August.
Mercy College has been approved by the New York State Education Department to provide increased degree offerings online and at its Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan and Bronx campuses.
The College of New Rochelle ceases academic operations on Aug. 10 and holds its final commencement on Aug. 20.
Officials from Mercy said Monday that the Dobbs Ferry college has entered into a memorandum of understanding with College of New Rochelle to "offer its students an uninterrupted pathway to continue their education at Mercy."
The school's midtown space will grow to more than 95,000 square feet over the next two years. The campus will be rebranded as MercyManhattan.
Known as the TD Bank Veterans Center, the space will serve the roughly 300 veterans who attend Mercy College, about half of which attend classes at the Dobbs Ferry campus.
Mercy claims a former dean forwarded confidential student information to himself before he went to work for LIU.
The funding comes from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program, which provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities.