Maire Liberace, a Rockland Community College faculty member since 1982 and current professor of Speech and Philosophy, has earned a Distinguished Service Professorship designation from the SUNY Board of Trustees. Professor Liberace is one of 11 faculty members at SUNY schools throughout the state to be so recognized this year.
Honorees must have demonstrated substantial distinguished service not only at the campus and the state university levels, but also at the community, regional and state levels. Professor Liberace has developed and taught courses, both graduate and undergraduate, in speech, philosophy, life skills and Irish studies. She has held various administrative positions at the College, including Cluster Chair of Health Sciences, Assistant Dean of Instructional and Community Services, and Coordinator of Educational Planning and Advancement, and served on numerous campus committees and task forces.
A recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005, Professor Liberace is a certified bioethicist as well as a registered nurse and a state-certified midwife. She has written procedural manuals for business and industry and is the author of “The Ethics of Organizations: A Mandate for Management,” and editor of the “Life, Career, Educational Planning Manual” textbook. Professor Liberace has deep ties in the Rockland community, particularly with health care, theatrical and cultural organizations, and has contributed to cultural and community organizations on the state, national and international levels. She has been a longstanding member of the Good Samaritan Hospital and Bon Secours Health System boards, among other leadership roles.