Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees to Welcome New Members

Posted: 10/4/2019
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu

Former NJ Senator and Bayonne Mayor, Dr. Joseph Doria, and ESL Specialist, Adamarys Galvin, will be sworn in as new Trustees.

October 4, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. announced that the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders has named Dr. Joseph Doria and Adamarys Galvin to serve as new Board members, filling the expiring terms of former Trustees Joanne Kosakowski and Kevin Callahan. The new Trustees’ terms on the HCCC Board run through October 31, 2021. In addition, the Freeholders reappointed HCCC Trustee Karen Fahrenholz to serve through October 31, 2022, and Trustee Harold Stahl to serve through October 31, 2021.

Dr. Doria and Ms. Galvin will be sworn in at the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. in the College’s Mary T. Norton Board Room, 70 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. At that meeting, Ms. Kosakowski will be recognized as Trustee Emerita for her long service on the Board. Outgoing Trustee Kevin Callahan and former Trustee Adrienne Sires will also be honored for their years of exemplary Board service.

“It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Doria and Ms. Galvin, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new positions on the Board,” Mr. Netchert said. “It is also an honor to recognize the contributions of our colleagues, Joanne Kosakowski, Judge Kevin Callahan, and Adrienne Sires.”

Dr. Doria presently serves as Dean of the School of Education at Saint Peter’s University. He is also a part-time faculty member at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Eagleton Institute of Politics, and a Principal at Magis Strategies. His career in public service began on the Bayonne Board of Education, and he has served as New Jersey Assemblyman, Mayor of Bayonne, and New Jersey State Senator. Dr. Doria also served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Chairman of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and on the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, and New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.

Dr. Doria received his doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Education Administration from Columbia University Teachers College. He earned a master’s degree in American Studies from Boston College, and attended Fordham Law School. He graduated from Saint Peter’s College with majors in History, English and French. Dr. Doria has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees in Humane Letters from New Jersey City University and Centenary University.

North Bergen resident Adamarys Galvin possesses a distinguished career in Bilingual and ESL education. She began her career as a Bilingual Teacher with the North Bergen Board of Education and progressed to Supervisor of the Bilingual/ESL Program. Ms. Galvin is presently Director of the Bilingual/ESL Program for the North Bergen Board of Education and Director of the ESL Adult Night School at Hudson County Schools of Technology.

Ms. Galvin holds Master of Administration and Master of Urban Education degrees from New Jersey City University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University-Newark. She holds certifications in ESL Teaching, Bilingual Teaching, K-8 Teaching, Supervisor, and Principal. In 2018, she was honored as Hudson County Woman of the Year, and recognized as North Bergen Hispanic Heritage Month Honoree in 2015.