Her career at York College advanced and she became a professor of Spanish, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, and in 1994 was promoted to president of the Dominican Studies Association.
Attending night school at , Cocco graduated with a in Spanish and English literature in 1975.
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She is the current president at in The Bronx, making her the first person born in the Dominican Republic to serve as President of a college of the City University of New York.
From 2002 to 2008, she was the and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of in.
She graduated from high school there, married Nunzio De Filippis, and at 19 had her first child, Joseph.