The New Jersey Council of County Colleges was created by state statute (18A:64A-26) in 1989. The Council, a body corporate, operates under bylaws approved by its membership and has tax exempt status under Section 501-C-3 of the IRS Code. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government. The Council is also the state coordinating organization for all community colleges in New Jersey. Ms. Helen Albright of the Camden County College Board of Trustees serves as the Council’s chair. Other Executive Committee members include: Vice Chair Thomas Tighe, Middlesex County College trustee; Dr. Catherine McVicker, Raritan Valley Community College trustee; Bakari G. Lee, Esq., Hudson County Community College trustee; Dr. Raymond Yannuzzi, Camden County College president; Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, Cumberland County College President; and Dr. Margaret McMenamin, Union County College president. Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli serves as the Council’s president.