Board of Trustees
Dr. William D. Middleton Board President - Governance & Academic Excellence Committees
Dr. Middleton previously served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. This is his first three-year-term as the Board President. He also serves on Governance Committee. Dr. Middleton has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His term expires in July 2024.
Mrs. Joann L. SantosBoard Vice-Chair - Community Outreach Committee
Mrs. Santos is serving her second three-year term on the Board of Trustees. She is expecting to have her PhD in Specialization in Higher Education Leadership soon and is an Adjunct Instructor at Roberts Wesleyan College and Monroe Community College. Some of her other current professional roles are; Director of Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, Principal Investigator of NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, President and Board Chair of Latinas Unidas Inc, and Diversity Council Member. Her term expires in July 2023.
Mr. Mustafa Guler Treasurer - Finance and Facilities Committee Chair
Mustafa Guler is serving his second three-year term on the Board of Education. He works for Bausch + Lomb and is a Territory Manager. Mr. Guler holds a BA in Economics and Management from St. John Fisher College. He grew up in the city of Rochester attended city schools. His goal is to help inner-city students be the best they can be. He knows the value of a good education in life and would like to incorporate it into today's students. Mr. Guler's current term expires in July 2024.
Mrs. D. Jean CalderBoard Secretary - Community Outreach Committee Chair
D. Jean Calder is serving her first three-year term on the Board of Trustees. She grew up in the City of Rochester and attended Rochester City Schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. She has a degree in Secretarial Science. Jean retired from the State of New York as a Children and Family Services Specialist and has over 31 years of experience working with inner-city youth. Jean has a strong knowledge of policy writing and review. Her goal has been to work with inner-city youth to help them gain the confidence to compete academically with students in larger districts. Jean is the parent of a 2014 RACS graduate. Her term expires in July 2023.
Mrs. Cheryl SampsonBoard Member - Governance and Finance and Facilities Committees
Cheryl Sampson is returning to the board where she previously served as Treasurer. Mrs. Sampson most recently completed a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Music. She is currently working towards a MA in Public History from the College at Brockport. Her goal is to create an academic environment that inspires young people to reach their highest academic potential. Mrs. Sampson's current term expires in July 2025.
Mrs. Saliha AlBoard Member - Academic Excellence Committee
Saliha Al is serving her first term on the Board of Trustees. She has an MS degree in Elementary Science and Math Education and she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on multicultural teacher education programs for preparing preservice teachers in teaching diverse contexts. Currently, she is working as a RA in the Model for Sustainable Ambitious Mathematics Programs (MSMAP) Project and instructing ED524-Survey Design and ED406-Master's Research Methods courses at Warner School of Education. Her term expires in July 2025.