Dean fired after one month on job

On Monday, leaders of Greek organizations on campus received notification from Vice President for Student Life Dr. Frank Ross that the recently appointed Associate Dean of Greek Commons Rafael Matos is no longer an employee at Rensselaer. Matos had been hired to the position in October.

The Polytechnic reached out to Ross for comment on the circumstances of Matos’s departure, and Ross explained, “On Wednesday, November 25, we were informed of an unfortunate off-campus incident involving one of our employees. After a review of the off-campus incident involving the employee, the employee was immediately dismissed.” The reason why Matos was reprimanded is currently unknown, but an anonymous source from an Institute employee close to the dismissal referred to Matos’s actions as “inappropriate.”

In his email to leaders of Greek organizations, Ross assured that a national search will take place soon to find a replacement for Matos. “During the transition, Cary Dresher, our Associate Dean of the Off Campus Commons, will serve as the primary staff member responsible for working with our fraternities and sororities,” said Ross.