Candice Baldwin

Adjunct Professor

Contact Information

OfficeSAU 2308
Phone(585) 475-2290

Office Hours

Tuesday 4-6pm Wednesday 4-6pm

Mailing Address

Multicultural Center for Academic Success
138 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

B.A. in Political Science (Hampton University)                                  

M.P.P in Public Policy (The College of William & Mary)  

Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (The College of William & Mary)


Candice P. Baldwin is the Senior Director for Academic Success and the Director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Success. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of student success initiatives within the Division of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of the President.  Candice’s work has been built on a fundamental love of higher education and a strong desire to have a transformative impact on the lives and success of students.

Before joining RIT, Dr. Baldwin served as the first Director of Multicultural Affairs at Mount Ida College. During her tenure, Candice created the Balfour Peer Leader & Mentor program designed to assist in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of multicultural students on campus as well as an adjunct professor in the Math department.  

Throughout her career, Candice has worked in the political, government, and education field.  Candice served as a campaign coordinator for numerous campaigns while also working on Capitol Hill and in the local office as a policy fellow for Rep. Robert C. Scott. While at William & Mary, Candice was a doctoral fellow for the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, a service-learning program. 

Dr. Baldwin maintains a strong interest in community engagement and involvement. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Jordan Health Foundation and the Southwest YMCA. Candice is proud member of The Links, Incorporated, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Candice holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University as well as a master’s degree in public policy and PhD in Policy, Planning, and Leadership from the College of William & Mary. She has completed several leadership programs offered by Harvard University, the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute, and American Council of Education (ACE). 

Selected Publications

Baldwin, C & Griffin, M. (2013) Frames of Black Women in the Academy: The Challenge of Race, Education, and Gender, Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Women Navigating Hostility and Making Change in the Academy, Vanderbilt University Press. (citation in progress)
Baldwin, C. Fisler, J., & Patton, J. (2009) Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf: Demystifying the Black Male College Student.  Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions, Diversity in Higher Education, 6, 181-205.