Contact: Catherine Starghill,
Director of Strategy, Outreach & Communications
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October 6, 2020
For Immediate Release
New Jersey Community College Leadership and the Association of Community College Trustees Elections
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) is pleased to announce that two incredibly deserving New Jersey community college trustees were elected to serve in national leadership positions of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) during the Regional Caucus elections at its annual Community College Leadership Congress on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sheetal Ranjan, Trustee, Bergen Community College, for being elected as the Regional Director of the ACCT Board of Directors, and Ms. Pamela Gardner, Trustee, Hudson County Community College, for being elected as the Northeast Region representative on the ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor, and more.
Representation from New Jersey ensures that our voices are heard at the national level and connects our work in New Jersey to important national efforts, ideas, and partners.
“Heartfelt thanks to all of my community college leaders and trustees for their vote in the ACCT elections. I am honored to serve on the ACCT Board of Directors as the Regional Director to help shape the future of community colleges in our country!” said Dr. Sheetal Ranjan, Trustee, Bergen Community College.
“I would like to sincerely thank my fellow New Jersey trustees for all of their support and votes. I look forward to serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Northeast Region and commit to ensuring our voices are heard at the national level,” said Ms. Pamela Gardner, Trustee, Hudson County Community College.
“We are all proud to be able to work with each of you and thankful for all of your contributions to community colleges in New Jersey and nationally,” said NJCCC Chair Phil Linfante, Ph.D.
New Jersey’s Community Colleges have PROVEN Impact!
About NJCCC: New Jersey’s 18 agile and innovative Community Colleges are prepared to lead in the response to and recovery from this public health and economic crisis and to secure a brighter future for all New Jerseyans. The New Jersey Council of County Colleges provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey Community Colleges, performs coordinating responsibilities as required by law, and coordinates statewide efforts to build a skilled workforce and improve student success. We encourage you to visit our website at www.njccc.org.