Cliff-Simon Vital (He/They) serves as Assistant Director in the BIPOC Unity Center. Cliff-Simon began his tenure at Ithaca College on August 7, 2023.
Prior to their arrival at IC, Cliff-Simon spent two academic years working in Housing and Residential Life at Cornell University. Before moving to Ithaca, they graduated with their Master of Science from the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) program from Canisius University in Buffalo, NY and Biological Sciences BS from SUNY College at Oswego. Vital is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Administration with specialization in Higher Education. Cliff-Simon describes themselves as a student-first and mission-driven student affairs professional working to be a champion for students.
With their demonstrated history of rich experiences spanning multiple functioning areas within the higher education industry, we are excited to have Cliff-Simon join the SACL and BIPOC Unity Center Team.
As an Afro-Haitian American, Cliff-Simon hopes to increase the sense of belonging on campus by advocating for BIPOC students at IC in addition to cultivating a community of care, growth, and learning. Cliff-Simon’s purpose and passion areas include supporting LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, International, first generation, low income students, and supporting the development of multicultural competency and awareness.
You can connect with Cliff-Simon via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffsvital/