Peter Schmidt has been re-elected Chair of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees for the third straight year.
The Lopatcong Township resident, recently recognized with a national award, is looking forward to continuing his work at the college.
“I am honored to continue to serve the college as board chair,” he said. “I believe that our board of trustees is prepared to continue to offer the students of Warren County a high quality and affordable education that prepares them for the work force and for those who wish to continue in higher education.”
He added: “During the next year the board will also further develop its efforts to provide our students with both the academic and personal support necessary for a complete educational experience. We want WCCC to offer its students greater accessibility to faculty, administration and staff in order to insure that every student who wishes to complete an associate’s degree has the opportunity to do so.”
Schmidt, who previously gained national prominence for his “Vision of the Future” article that was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, is joined on the Executive Committee by Betty Singh and Rita Foli, both re-elected as Vice Chair and Secretary respectively, and Dr. Frank Gilly, Treasurer.
In addition, at the board’s last meeting, Gabrielle Brescia was named the Alumni Trustee for the 2015-16 year. Singh, meanwhile, was recently appointed the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) NJ State Coordinator.
“Peter is truly a visionary of education and where it is headed,” stated Dr. Will Austin, WCCC president. “He understands the myriad issues facing the future of college education everywhere, and how that affects WCCC as we move forward. Our community is the beneficiary of his leadership.”